Big Data Identifies Soldiers at Risk Committing Violent Crimes

Harvard Medical School released the results of a new study that will raise a controversial discussion about big data used to identify future criminals. Is Minority Report already reality? Tom Cruise hunts down criminals in the 2002 movie Minority Report before they commit a crime. In the movie based on legendary science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, the police uses a psychic technology that foresees who will commit a crime. The Harvard Medical School announced the results of a study, suggesting that scientists can do that today using Big Data and machine learning.  The US Department of Defense funded research aimed to identify soldiers at high risk for perpetrating severe violent crimes. The project used to build a machine learning model based on administrative data available for all 975,057 Regular U.S. Army soldiers…


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