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Bad data systems obfuscate the truth about the impact of controlling men on women’s lives

For women at risk of domestic violence, accurate data about domestic abuse could greatly help, writes Jane Ruffino

30th April, 2017

Last week, Britain’s Royal Society released a report about machine learning, focusing on the public perceptions of its potential and its risks. Since 90 per cent of the world’s data has been created in the last five years, what we choose to collect, store, and act on is accelerating at a previously unthinkable pace.

The report emphasises the need for ethical practices in machine learning. One area researchers say should concern us...

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