Wanted: The ‘perfect babysitter.’ Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude.

Drew Harwell, Washington Post, Nov 29, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Predictim, an online service that uses “advanced artificial intelligence” to assess a babysitter’s personality, and aimed its scanners at one candidate’s thousands of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. The system offered an automated “risk rating” of the 24-year-old woman, saying she was at a “very low risk” of being a drug abuser. But it gave a slightly higher risk assessment — a 2 out of 5 — for bullying, harassment, being “disrespectful” and having a “bad attitude.”

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