Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts
November 17, 2017
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed.
The experts, a group of more than 50 computer and data scientists, mathematicians and other specialists in automated decision-making, urged the Department of Homeland Security to abandon the project, dubbed the "Extreme Vetting Initiative."
That plan has its roots in President Donald Trump's repeated pledge during the 2016 campaign to subject immigrants seeking admis...