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    Ruha Benjamin presents Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. Princeton Professor Ruha Benjamin discusses the relationship between machine bias and systemic racism, analyzing specific cases of “discr... Read more
    October 2019
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    Mary L. Gray's talk is based on her latest book, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, a collaboration with computer scientist Siddharth Suri. Ghost Work is a necessary and revelatory exp... Read more
    May 2019
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    Mike Ananny and Tarleton Gillespie join Kate Klonick for a conversation about the underlying decisions that impact the public's access to media systems and internet platforms.   In Networked Press Freedom: Creati... Read more
    September 2018
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    Journalist Sarah Kessler discusses her new book Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. Kessler shares her analysis of the perils and promises of the platform gig economy in conversation with Data & Society's Ale... Read more
    September 2018
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    In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.     Data discrimination... Read more
    May 2018
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    Virginia Eubanks discusses her most recent book Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor.     Eubanks systematically shows the impacts of data mining, policy algorit... Read more
    January 2018
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    Tim O'Reilly shares insights from his book WTF: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us (Harper Collins, 2017).     WTF? can be an expression of amazement or an expression of dismay. In today’s economy, w... Read more
    October 2017
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    D&S lawyer-in-residence Rebecca Wexler describes the intersection of automated technologies, trade secrets, and the criminal justice system. For-profit companies dominate the criminal justice technologies industry and prod... Read on WNYC The Takeaway
    June 2017
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    Rebecca Wexler discusses the automation of the criminal justice system in America and the ownership of new technologies used by law enforcement. Automation is currently driving privatization. Wexler explains that “new criminal ... Read more
    June 2017
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    D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat was interviewed by Radio NZ about Uber and the promises it makes its drivers, i.e. flexible hours and freedom. Read on Radio NZ
    February 2017
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