Ethics of AI in Context: Virginia Eubanks

Ethics of AI in Context

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

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. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”

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Virginia Eubanks
SUNY Albany
Political Science

Tue, Mar 12, 2019
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin