Justice Department Probes Ai Bias in Pittsburgh Child Protective Services


A Pittsburgh-area child protective service agency is being investigated by the Justice Department over its use of artificial intelligence to determine whether families are at risk of child abuse or neglect, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Allegheny Family Screening Tool was developed by the county's Department of Children and Families in 2012 to help social workers determine whether families are at risk of child abuse or neglect.

According to the Atlantic, the tool has been used since 2013 to determine whether children under the age of 1 are at risk of abuse or neglect, based on family history and other data.

The tool has been criticized for using past cases of child abuse and neglect to determine whether families are at risk of child abuse and neglect.

Critics say the tool uses past cases of abuse and neglect to determine whether families are at risk of child abuse and neglect.

Advocates for families with disabilities say the tool may be perpetuating past injustices by using past cases of abuse and neglect to determine whether families are at risk of child abuse and neglect.

The Justice Department is investigating the use of AI in child protective services across the country.

“How can we harness the power of AI to improve lives without sacrificing the values of fairness and equity that form the bedrock of our society?” the Atlantic quotes a post from the ACLU of Pennsylvania

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