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Not the OP by technology like this will explicitly make racial profiling legal again, because the power that be will hide behind the decisions taken by algorithms: “The computer told us to stop and search this black person’s car, it wasn’t us, the computer is smart, we were just following the computer’s orders”.

I heard this referred to recently as the "automation fallacy"

As a transgender woman, this is my fear precisely.

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