Canadian City Uses Artificial Intelligence to Predict Homelessness

The Canadian city of London, Ontario, is using artificial intelligence (AI) software to predict which residents are most vulnerable to becoming homeless so it can rush emergency financial assistance to them — The city government sees homelessness as a growing problem because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A tent sits under an on-ramp as traffic drives past during morning rush hour in Seattle on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Even as homelessness declined slightly nationwide in 2015, it increased in urban areas, including Seattle, New York and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Garcetti Fail: Coronavirus Hits Homeless Housed in Los Angeles Rec Center

In another setback for Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s effort to move homeless people into neighborhood recreation centers, a homeless individual who was sheltered at a rec center in Granada Hills has reportedly tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, igniting fears that the virus could start to spread like wildfire among the city’s homeless population.