Police drop technology designed to predict motorists

A Radio NZ article.

The first report from police on safe use of computer algorithms behind their high-tech crimefighting tools reveals they were developing one to predict motorists’ likelihood of getting into serious trouble on the road in the next three years.

But on the same day that they released the landmark report, police told an expert panel – which had earlier warned them against the road policing algorithm – that they have now dumped it.

The algorithm for use in roadside stops would have helped officers determine how to deal with a motorist.

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