Schlow Library Podcast

Episode 78: Automating Inequality

February 19, 2020 David Pencek Season 1 Episode 78
Schlow Library Podcast
Episode 78: Automating Inequality
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Schlow Library Podcast
Episode 78: Automating Inequality
Feb 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 78
David Pencek

"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."

In April, the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute is hosting Eubanks to talk about her book Automating Inequality. Prior to that, on March 26, Brady Clemens, our district library consultant, will lead a nonfiction book club in Schlow's Sun Room to discuss the book. We chat with Brady about Automating Inequality and some of the sobering and alarming information Eubanks discovered in her research and investigation.

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"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."

In April, the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute is hosting Eubanks to talk about her book Automating Inequality. Prior to that, on March 26, Brady Clemens, our district library consultant, will lead a nonfiction book club in Schlow's Sun Room to discuss the book. We chat with Brady about Automating Inequality and some of the sobering and alarming information Eubanks discovered in her research and investigation.