In psychology, projection is the attribution of undesirable or unacceptable psychological traits found within yourself to other people as a defence mechanism. Lee Siegel concludes that the New York Times has fallen to this age-old practice. While they call out Republican media for their liberal use of the word “crisis”, they ignore how they themselves harped on unfounded crises ー such as Trump’s “concentration camps at the border” ー to generate outrage and keep people reading their news.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here