Nov 26, 2019
Dot Citizen is back, and this week is a special Book Chat episode! We're discussing Virginia Eubank's book: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. A book that is as much a work of searing investigative journalism as it is brilliant political analysis, Automating Inequality examines how our attempts to engineer away human biases are creating a new "digital poorhouse."
Zach and Chrisella talk about the points from the book that stuck with them, the questions it raised, and the ethics of technology automation in a world of systemic inequalities.