China’s Social Credit System: Using Data Science to Rebuild Trust in Chinese Society

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China’s Social Credit System: Using Data Science to Rebuild Trust in Chinese Society by Jason Hunsberger From 1966-1976 Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) waged an idological war on its own citizens. Seeking to purge the country of “bourgeois” and “insufficiently revolutionary” elements, Mao closed the schools and set an army of high school and university students on… [Read more...]

Bad Blood: Trusting Numbers with a Grain of Salt

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Bad Blood: Trusting Numbers with a Grain of Salt by Amy Lai Digital health may be well on its way toward becoming the next “it” trend in technology. Over the past few years, the presence of consumer health technology companies has boomed. In 2010, digital health companies received roughly $1 billion in total investment funding, a less than hefty amount… [Read more...]

Social Credit: a Chinese experiment

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Social Credit: a Chinese experiment by Yang Yang Qian Imagine applying for a loan, but first the bank must check your Facebook profile for a credit report. As odd as it feels for consumers in the United States, for consumers in China, this is already part of an experiment with social credit. The Chinese government has had plans to implement… [Read more...]