Terrorism Posts

ICE Abandons “Extreme Vetting”

ICE Just Abandoned Its Dream of “Extreme Vetting” Software that Could Predict Whether a Foreigner Visitor Would Become a Terrorist: (“Federal immigration officials have abandoned their pursuit of a controversial machine-learning technology that was a pillar of the Trump administration’s “extreme vetting” of foreign visitors, dealing a reality check to the goal of using artificial intelligence to predict human behavior. * * * Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials told tech-industry contractors last summer they wanted a system for their “Extreme Vetting Initiative” that could automatically mine Facebook, Twitter and the broader Internet to determine whether a visitor might commit criminal or terrorist acts or was a “positively contributing member of society.”)