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Are We Automating Inequality In Aotearoa?

Are We Automating Inequality In Aotearoa?

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  • Mon 18 Mar ’19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm


Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $25.00
  • Unwaged: $10.00

Renowned US author of Automating Inequality Prof. Virginia Eubanks and University of Auckland Prof. Tim Dare (a specialist in Ethical Analysis of Predictive Risk Modelling) will lead a panel discussion on how data is being used around the world, and how we can use it responsibly in New Zealand.

This will be a rare opportunity to meet Prof. Eubanks – who is visiting New Zealand for the first time – and hear her perspective on how data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models are increasingly affecting vulnerable people in society – the poor and working-class.

In an age where New Zealand is increasingly moving towards automation of public systems and social services, join us to consider whether inequality is becoming automated in Aotearoa, why it matters and what can be done about it.

The discussion and Q&A will be led by Jordan Carter, CEO of InternetNZ, with input from Mandy Henk, CEO of Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons (formerly Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ)

About the Author:
Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, Suny. In addition to Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, she is the author of several other books, including Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith.

Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in Scientific American, The Nation, Harper’s, and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She was a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a 2016-2017 Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

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