Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
ISBN: 1250215781
EAN13: 9781250215789
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug 6, 2019
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.38" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
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WINER: The 2019 Lillian Smith Book Award, 2018 McGannon Center Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice

The New York Times Book Review: Riveting.

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.

Cory Doctorow: Indispensable.

A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination--and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity

The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years--because a new computer system interprets any mistake as failure to cooperate. In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child welfare agency uses a statistical model to try to predict which children might be future victims of abuse or neglect.

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