Daily Update January 9, 2018

Too Much Data? Illinois Abandons System Meant to Predict Child Abuse

DECEMBER 11, 2017

David Jackson and Gary MarxTribune News Service

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is ending a high-profile program that used computer data mining to identify children at risk for serious injury or death after the agency's top official called the technology unreliable.

"We are not doing the predictive analytics because it didn't seem to be predicting much," DCFS Director Beverly "B.J." Walker told the Tribune. full article at http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/tns-chicago-data-mining.html


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