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Algorithms in child protection – useful or risky?

David Lätsch holds a doctorate in psychology and works as a researcher and lecturer in the field of social work at the ZHAW. In the project “Predictive Chance Modelling” he researched a new approach in child protection together with the Office for Youth and Career Guidance. The aim was to develop algorithms and statistical models to predict the course of cases in child protection. In the video and interview, Johanna Seiwald asks whether and how social work and algorithms fit together and what insights David Lätsch takes away from the project.