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Automating inequality
how high-tech tools profile, police and punish the poor
VerfasserIn: Eubanks, Virginia
Verfasserangabe: Virginia Eubanks
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York, St. Martin's Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years—because a new computer system interprets any 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 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 finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems—rather than humans—control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. / 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. / The U.S. has always used its most cutting-edge science and technology to contain, investigate, discipline and punish the destitute. Like the county poorhouse and scientific charity before them, digital tracking and automated decision-making hide poverty from the middle-class public and give the nation the ethical distance it needs to make inhumane choices: which families get food and which starve, who has housing and who remains homeless, and which families are broken up by the state. In the process, they weaken democracy and betray our most cherished national values. / This deeply researched and passionate book could not be more timely. / /
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VerfasserIn: Eubanks, Virginia
VerfasserInnenangabe: Virginia Eubanks
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York, St. Martin's Press
Systematik: GW.TM, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 9781250074317
2. ISBN: 9781466885967
Beschreibung: First Edition, 260 Seiten : Illustrationen
Schlagwörter: Digitale Spaltung, Informationstechnik, USA, Ungleichheit, Verteilungsgerechtigkeit, Amerikaner, Aufteilungsgerechtigkeit, Gleichheit, Medientechnik, Neue Medien, Informations- und Telekommunikationstechnik, Amerika (USA), Digital Divide, Digitale Kluft, Digitale Teilung, Digitale Trennung, Digitaler Graben, Disparität <Ungleichheit>, Distributive Gerechtigkeit, EEUU (Abkürzung), Einkommensverteilung / Gerechtigkeit, Estados Unidos de America, Etats Unis, Etats-Unis, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik, Informationstechnologie, Iustitia distributiva, Meiguo, Nordamerika <USA>, Teleinformatik, Telematik, US (Abkürzung), United States, United States of America, Vereinigte Staaten, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika, Vermögensverteilung / Gerechtigkeit, Gerechtigkeit, Räumliche Disparität, Telekommunikation, USA. Marine. Sea, Air, Land Teams, Veranstaltungstechnik
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite [223]-248
Mediengruppe: Buch