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Trump wants to “detect mass shooters before they strike.” It won’t work.

A man is seen with a laptop depicting an image of US president Donald Trump with a Twitter logo displayed in the background.

Predictive AI is too flawed — both technically and ethically — to prevent another El Paso or Dayton. BKC faculty associate Desmond Patton emphasizes that current AI tools tend to identify the language of African American and Latinx people as gang-involved or otherwise threatening, but consistently miss the posts of white mass murderers.

“Until we confront and adequately address bias in these systems, I don’t feel comfortable with them being used as a tool for prevention,” Patton says.

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