In case after case, courts reshape the rules around AI

In case after case, courts reshape the rules around AI

When undercover officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office bought crack cocaine from someone in 2015, they couldn’t actually identify the seller. Less than a year later, though, Willie Allen Lynch was sentenced to 8 years in prison, picked through a facial recognition system. His case — and others like it — could reshape the limits placed on AI.

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Release Notes: Bulk Assignment editing and minor bug fixes

Release Notes: Bulk Assignment editing and minor bug fixes

Last week, we pushed some new bulk editing features to the Assignments crowdsourcing platform and fixed some dastardly bugs.

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We’re halfway to completing the Center for Public Integrity’s family separation crowdsource

We’re halfway to completing the Center for Public Integrity’s family separation crowdsource

We know that children have been separated from their families at the border, but with the Center for Public Integrity’s ongoing crowdsource, you can help uncover more specifics about the practice.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: Drones and drugs and Virginia prisons, Michigan’s AG bemoans a lack of transparency, and border patrol abuses immigrant children

This week’s FOIA roundup: Drones and drugs and Virginia prisons, Michigan’s AG bemoans a lack of transparency, and border patrol abuses immigrant children

A drone was spotted near a Virginia prison carrying cocaine and marijuana. Michigan Attorney General Dana Wessel says she’s “ashamed” of the state’s public records law. An ACLU request and lawsuit culminate in over 30,000 pages of DHS documents.

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Release Notes: Check on payment status, public Assignments results, and other improvements

Release Notes: Check on payment status, public Assignments results, and other improvements

Last week, we pushed some major changes to how we handle payments, now letting you see when a particular check is cashed. We also made a number of improvements to Assignments, including more design flexibility and the ability to make user submissions public.

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