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'Computer algo' blamed for 450k UK women failing to receive breast screening invite

Mage Silver badge

'Computer algo' blamed

No, people write computer programs, people provide the training data and managers sign off and release it. Other managers deploy it.

See also Irish Cervical Cancer screening. Most of the experts told the managers the outsourcing to USA wouldn't work (they were detecting much less in trial), partly because USA screening was designed for annual tests and Irish tests are / were every three years. Most of the experts then resigned.

It's the managers that are killing people. Manslaughter by deliberate negligence. Not computer algorithms.

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