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In Los Angeles, an algorithm helps decide who-out of 58,000 homeless people-gets access to a small amount of available housing. In Indiana, the state used a computer system to flag any mistake on an application for food stamps, healthcare, or cash benefits as a "failure to cooperate;" 1 million people lost benefits.
Algorithms Are Creating A "Digital Poorhouse" That Makes Inequality Worse 
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Algorithms Are Creating A "Digital Poorhouse" That Makes Inequality Worse 
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In Los Angeles, an algorithm helps decide who-out of 58,000 homeless people-gets access to a small amount of available housing. In Indiana, the state used a computer system to flag any mistake on an application for food stamps, healthcare, or cash benefits as a "failure to cooperate;" 1 million people lost benefits.
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