One in three councils using algorithms to make welfare decisions

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Exclusive: machine-learning tools being deployed despite evidence they are unreliable One in three councils are using computer algorithms to help make decisions about benefit claims and other welfare issues, despite evidence emerging that some of the systems are unreliable. Companies including the US credit-rating businesses Experian and TransUnion, as well as the outsourcing specialist Capita and
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