JTDL: How algorithms bias decision making; policing your smart speaker + New jobs


How facial recognition algorithms bias human decision-making. (PLOS ONE) (h/t Irina Raicu)

In a possible first, a US federal magistrate curtailed the use of a geo-fence warrant. (US Courts) Unsealed Google court docs raise concerns on geo-fence warrants and location tracking. (c|net)

Due to police surveillance tech, US cities should hire technology ethics officers. (Protego Press)

The effects of DNA databases on the deterrence and detection of offenders. (American Economic Association)

Police want your smart speaker. (Wired)

Predictive policing was heralded as less biased. Is it? (Markup)

US Customs and Border Patrol says it can create a central repository of traveler emails and keep them for up to 75 years. (View from the Wing)

Local power in the age of digital policing. (Triangulator)

Algorithms automate fascism. Here's how to fight back. (VICE)

A field experiment in operationalizing AI ethics. (SSRN) Too many AI researchers think real-world problems are not relevant. (MIT Tech Review)

What publicly-owned alternatives to Big Tech could look like. (VICE)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The ACLU needs a data scientist. (ACLU) (h/t Eleni Manis)

American Prison Data Systems, a prison education software company, needs a scrum leader. (APDS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

BetaNYC needs a civic hacker. (BNYC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The California Law Revision Commission is taking on the penal code and needs a data savvy attorney. (CLRC) (h/t Thomas Nosewicz)

The Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple openings. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Data & Society is hiring for director roles. (D&S)

Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Ford Foundation needs a data analyst. (FF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Future Society needs an analyst and interns. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy needs a justice data associate. (GULC) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

JustFix.nyc is looking for a UX/UI designer. (JF)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

New Jersey’s Office of Innovation has numerous open roles. (NJOI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Paladin needs an enterprise sales exec. (P)

The Partnership on AI is looking for a program lead. (PAI)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

[New] Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy is hiring. (CITP)

The Prison Policy Initiative needs an engineer. (PPI) (h/t Nick Jones)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

[New] Recidiviz needs a director of ops. (R)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, needs a customer success strategist. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Stanford’s Computational Policy Lab needs data scientists and engineers. (SU)

R Street, a libertarian think tank, needs to fill some tech and policy roles. (RS)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a QA dev. (T&P)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

TuitApp needs a legal rearcher. (TA) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] UCLA Law needs a data research fellow for its Covid behind bars project. (UCLA)

Yale’s Justice Collaboratory needs a project manager. (YJC) (h/t Amy Bach)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)

Universität Zurich needs a legal technology professor. (UZ) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

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