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Tech Shift: How data and algorithms are cleaning up Chicago

The City of Chicago uses algorithms for all kinds of things, but not always for what you would imagine. For example, they use 31 different variables to predict rodent outbreaks in Chicago neighborhoods. That type of problem solving is the job, Tom Schenk, the City of Chicago's Director of Analytics and Performance. He joins us to talk about the many ways the City is using data to solve problems in Chicago.

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