IBM's Jeff Jonas has for several years used his artificial intelligence software for a multistate project to identify eligible voters and purge voter rolls of inaccuracies.
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) has identified 26 million eligible individuals who are unregistered to vote, in addition to 10 million registered voters who have relocated, appear on more than one list, or are deceased.
Each member group of ERIC collects a minimum of voter registration and motor vehicle license data, and Jonas' software absorbs and connects that data, integrating it with other information such as postal change-of-address lists. Private personal information is assigned a one-way encryption privacy "hash" that humans cannot decipher.
The states that use ERIC said the software generates few false positives.
ERIC's constantly expanding database currently exceeds 275 million voter records.
From The New York Times
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