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Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor

Author: Virginia Eubanks
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The state of Indiana denied one million applications for health care, food stamps, and cash benefits in three years - because a new computer system interpreted 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 an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Eubanks
ISBN: 9781250074317 1250074312 1466885963 9781466885967 9781250215789 1250215781
OCLC Number: 1013516195
Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: red flags --
From poorhouse to database --
Automating eligibility in the heartland --
High-tech homelessness in the City of Angels --
The Allegheny algorithm --
The digital poorhouse --
Conclusion: dismantling the digital poorhouse.
Other Titles: How high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor
Responsibility: 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.  Read more...

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