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'Automating Inequality' Book talk w/ author Virginia Eubanks

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“This book is downright scary — 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.”
―Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything

Join us on Wednesday, July 11 for a conversation and Q&A with Virginia Eubanks, author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor;" and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY.

As automated systems have grown to control more off our lives -- including which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud -- the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor.

In her latest, Professor Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

Join us for a conversation about the book and the important issues it tackles, followed by a Q&A, and book signing.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Talk begins at 7pm.

Snacks & Refreshments served.

About the Book
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/07/algorithms-digital-poorhouse/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/books/review/automating-inequality-virginia-eubanks.html
https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2018/02/19/586387119/automating-inequality-algorithms-in-public-services-often-fail-the-most-vulnerab