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April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination—and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity.
In “Automating Inequality,” Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile.
Naomi Klein: “This book is downright scary.”
Ethan Zuckerman, MIT: “Should be required reading.”
Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: “A must-read.”
Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: “The single most important book about technology you will read this year.”
This event is free and open to the public.