University at Albany

Public Event: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York)

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

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...