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An algorithm can predict future crimes with 90% accuracy. Here’s why the creator thinks the tech won’t be abused

The AI model was tested across eight cities in the US and predicts future crimes with 80 to 90 per cent accuracy, without falling foul of bias. Prof Ishanu Chattopadhyay leads the ZeD Lab at the University of Chicago, where he studies algorithms and data. He tells us about the AI he has developed that can forecast crimes being committed days before they actually occur.
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Chicago Journal

House shot up by rifle fire in Auburn Gresham, 71-year-old woman injured

CHICAGO - An elderly woman was injured this afternoon after an unknown person(s) opened fire on her house on the city's south side, authorities said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. this afternoon on the 8900 block of S. Normal Avenue near the intersection with W. 90th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city's south side.
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Sight Sciences Grows Portfolio Amid Reimbursement Pressure

Sight Sciences went public in July 2021, raising $240 million in an IPO. The firm develops and sells various surgical devices for treatment of glaucoma and dry eye conditions. Sight Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGHT) went public in July 2021, raising approximately $240 million in gross proceeds from an IPO that was priced at $24.00 per share.
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Harvard Health

HLS faculty expands with seven new appointments and promotions

Seven professors have joined or advanced in the ranks of the Harvard Law School faculty. Harvard Law is welcoming former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer ’64; labor policy expert Sharon Block; legal scholar and philosopher Ryan D. Doerfler ’13, formerly a professor of law at the University of Chicago; Jared Ellias, previously the Bion M. Gregory Chair in Business Law and the faculty director of the Center for Business Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco; and Larry Schwartztol, former White House lawyer focused on voting rights and democracy reform. In addition, Nikolas Bowie ’14 and Anna Lvovsky ’13 have both been promoted to professor of law.
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freedom929.com

ILLINOIS STATE NEWS BRIEF (8/18/22)

(SPRINGFIELD) The West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in downstate Illinois. The Jackson County Health Department says the first batch to test positive was collected this past Tuesday near Murphysboro. The West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. One out of five folks who have been bitten by an infected mosquito will experience symptoms within a few days. Stay up-to-date on the West Nile virus on the State Department of Public Health website at www.dph.illinois.gov.
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WGNtv.com

14-year-old boy wounded in drive-by shooting on South Side

CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was wounded early Thursday in a drive-by shooting on the South Side. The shooting happened at around 6:45 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Yates, police said. A 14-year-old boy was walking when a green SUV, possibly a Jaguar, and an unknown suspect...
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Great Frame Up closes after almost 50 years in Hyde Park, fitness facility moving in

The Great Frame Up, a custom picture frame shop and local art seller, has closed its doors after 47 years in Hyde Park. The shop, located at 1418 E. 53rd Street, opened in the neighborhood in 1976. The closure was announced in a July 22 statement by former owner and current employee Rebekah Younger, who wrote that the store’s lease was not renewed and that owners needed to vacate the premises by August 18.
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MedicalXpress

Random acts of kindness make a bigger splash than expected

Even though they often enhance happiness, acts of kindness such as giving a friend a ride or bringing food for a sick family member can be somewhat rare because people underestimate how good these actions make recipients feel, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The...
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Scientists can use black holes to finally discover how fast the universe is expanding

Scientists believe they can understand how much the universe is expanding by utilizing a strange ruler – black holes.Astrophysicists from the University of Chicago have developed a new method that uses colliding black holes to measure how fast our universe is growing.The rate of expansion – known as the Hubble constant – has been debated since 1929, when it was discovered by Edwin Hubble. Scientists have been measuring and calculating the growth for nearly a century, however, because the constant does not match up with real-world observations.The fundamental physics of the universe suggest that the universe should expand by...
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Meet 4 South Dakota-Born Super Scientists

South Dakota has produced its share of famous people over the years. Actors like January Jones and Catherine Bach. Media personalities like Bob Barker and Tom Brokaw. Athletes like Brock Lesnar and Chad Greenway. And don't forget Laura Ingalls Wilder. But, I want to talk about scientists. The super scientists...
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technologynetworks.com

Random Acts of Kindness Make a Bigger Difference Than You'd Expect

Even though they often enhance happiness, acts of kindness such as giving a friend a ride or bringing food for a sick family member can be somewhat rare because people underestimate how good these actions make recipients feel, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The...
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newyorkalmanack.com

Slavery to Freedom: Black History in Saratoga

The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum has announced “From Slavery to Freedom: Blacks in Saratoga from the Colonial Period through Gradual Manumission,” a presentation by Professor Myra B. Armstead of Bard College, set for Saturday, September 10th at the Dyer-Phelps Memorial AME Zion Church. Dr. Armstead’s...
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