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Statistical justice

The presence and absence of frequentist guarantees in the application of law. Like everyone in a specialised field I nurse suspicions that my field would make the world a better place if only everyone would listen to us.

However, I don’t really have enough expertise to say anything about how we should redesign juriprudence to support probabilistic guarantees.

OTOH, because of the increasing automation of everything, the question of how you should design statistics to support justice (e.g. unbiasedness) is getting urgent - see model interpretation.

See also smart cities, weaponised design, surveillance states, trolley car problems