17 Mar 2019

Professor Virginia Eubanks: digital inequality

From Sunday Morning, 11:04 am on 17 March 2019

The US-based professor and author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age is in the country to speak in Auckland and Wellington about the impact of technology, data and algorithms on the poor and working class. For two decades, Prof. Eubanks has worked in community technology and econmoic justice movements, and is today the Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany in New York. She explains how the issues raised in her new book in a USA context may also be applicable in New Zealand.