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Robodebt not only broke the laws of the land – it also broke laws of mathematics

By Noel Cressie, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, University of Wollongong
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Friday marked the end of the public hearings for the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme. They painted a picture of a catastrophic program that was legally and ethically indefensible – an example of how technological overreach, coupled with dereliction of duty can amount to immense suffering for ordinary people.

The artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm behind Robodebt has been called “flawed”.…The Conversation

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