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Our Maps Don’t Know Where You Are
We searched far and wide for a map that respects your privacy
An Algorithm Decides Who Gets a Liver Transplant. Here Are 5 Things to Know.
Issues with liver allocation point to a larger issue within the U.S. transplant system
The Color of Data
Dyeing fabric might seem like the farthest thing from data journalism, but one artist used it to try to quantify pollution in her community
Stitching Your Own Safety Net
Black kids in Wisconsin are supporting each other in ways the state hoped an algorithm would
In AI We (Don’t) Trust
Chatbots like ChatGPT are trained to mimic patterns they find in how the internet speaks. What does this mean for what we trust online?
Copyright Showdown: AI’s Next Frontier
A conversation with Katherine Forrest
The Secret Water Footprint of AI Technology
A conversation with Shaolei Ren
Who’s Afraid of Disparate Impact?
The answer could be crucial in the FCC’s attempt to combat “digital discrimination”
It Takes a Small Miracle to Learn Basic Facts About Government Algorithms
Rotterdam officials sent reporters key information by accident. Most municipalities are not so forthcoming
Beyond “Grey’s Anatomy”: What We Learned About UNOS
A new system of liver sharing hurt some states with poorer, medically struggling residents. Persistence was the key to uncovering it
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