“For example, Hondas and Toyotas were associated with predominantly Asian neighborhoods, Chryslers, Buicks, and Oldsmobiles with black neighborhoods, and Aston Martins, Volkswagens and pickup trucks with white neighborhoods. The model most closely associated Republican-voting precincts with extended-cab pickup trucks, while Democrat-voting precincts were mostly strongly tied to sedans. When matched against the actual census data, the AI generally got it right and did it much faster: the AI classified all 50 million images in 2 weeks. The ACS release takes five years.”


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