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. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.” Join us for a rousing conversation about this timely and provocative book.
See here for tickets. There are limited amount of free tickets for unemployed AUWU members so get in quick.
Virgina’s Talk will be followed by a Panel Event.
Jerome Small (Victorian Socialist Candidate for Calwell)
Event will be held in meeting room one. Enter from the Victorian street side.