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

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ISBN-10: 1250074312

ISBN-13: 9781250074317

Edition: 2018

Authors: Virginia Eubanks

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A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination--and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity. In Indiana, one million people lose their healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years--because a new computer system interprets any application 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 a shrinking 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. Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in…    
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 1/23/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.68" wide x 8.57" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English