Monday, November 19


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Tabatha Lewis: LAPD’s predictive algorithm is inaccurate, dehumanizes offenders

Steven Spielberg, in his 2002 movie “The Minority Report,” played out the hypothetical in which an organization can predict crimes before they happen. The Los Angeles Police Department is about 10 years late to the game, and it looks like it’s taking the department more than 145 minutes to see why trying to predict crime is an inherently problematic strategy. Read more...

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UCLA alumnus Freeman Shen said he originally wanted to pursue a degree in architecture but was unable to do so because he was color blind. Instead, he decided to design vehicles, which he said is more challenging than designing buildings because cars are moving objects. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus steers company toward affordable electric vehicles and car-sharing

A UCLA alumnus said at an event Monday that his company plans to provide an affordable, well-designed and partially automated electric vehicle. Freeman Shen, the CEO of Weltmeister Motor, spoke at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Freeman Shen said he originally wanted to pursue a degree in architecture but was unable to do so because he was color blind. Instead, he decided to design vehicles, which he said is more challenging than designing buildings because cars are moving objects. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Freeman Shen said he originally wanted to pursue a degree in architecture but was unable to do so because he was color blind. Instead, he decided to design vehicles, which he said is more challenging than designing buildings because cars are moving objects. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student groups that go on public health and medical missions must focus on working with local citizens to create a sustainable system that helps their own communities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Tabatha Lewis: Student missions do more to boost resumes than public health

This post was updated on May 18 at 5:20 p.m. You probably follow one or two people on Instagram who have posted pictures of themselves dressed in scrubs and holding a child from a different country. Read more...

Photo: UCLA student groups that go on public health and medical missions must focus on working with local citizens to create a sustainable system that helps their own communities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA student groups that go on public health and medical missions must focus on working with local citizens to create a sustainable system that helps their own communities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association for Computing Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA student organization seeks to educate students on cybersecurity

A student organization is using an online game to teach students about cybersecurity. NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association of Computer Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. Read more...

Photo: NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association for Computing Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

NetSec, a branch of UCLA’s Association for Computing Machinery, along with teams at UC Irvine and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo held the club’s most recent capture the flag event Saturday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)