article about ‘LA Cops Embrace Crime Predicting Algorithm’
'The software is built by a startup company,PredPol, based in Santa Cruz, California, and builds on computer science and anthropological research carried out at Santa Clara University and the University of California, Los Angeles.
The inputs are straightforward: previous crime reports, which include the time and location of a crime. The software is informed by sociological studies of criminal behavior, which include the insight that burglars often ply the same area.’
Through the scientific process, humans simplify the infinite complexity of nature into patterns.