Is ACC ‘passing the buck’ with prediction based evaluations?

Otago University researchers are warning that a computer-based risk prediction model to profile and target ACC clients may be compromising the agency ‘s ability to make fair and humane decisions about the treatment of New Zealanders in need. ACC says the system, known as the “survival analysis model” has been used for three years and was designed to process claims more efficiently. Alistair Knott is from the University’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand project. He wants ACC to provide a public account of how it uses its predictive tool to make sure it isn’t ‘passing the buck’ to a machine.

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Judge ‘lost faith’ in govt’s handling of state care child abuse | Radio New Zealand News

The judge who chaired a panel which heard from children abused in state care says there is no guarantee of the future safety of children unless an an independent body is set up to investigate.

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