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New America event next Monday

October 14, 2016

Hey D.C. folks!

I’ll be back in your area next Monday for an event at the New America Foundation from noon to 1:30pm. It will also be livestreamed.

It’s going to be a panel discussion with some super interesting folks:

David Robinson is co-founder and principal at Upturn, a team of technologists working to give people a meaningful voice in how technology shapes their lives. David leads the firm’s work on automated decisions in the criminal justice system.

Rachel Levinson-Waldman is senior counsel to the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. She is an expert on surveillance technology and national security issues, and a frequent commentator on the intersection of policing, technology and civil rights.

Daniel Castro is vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and director of ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation. He was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the Commerce Data Advisory Council.

K. Sabeel Rahman is an assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, a Eric and Wendy Schmidt fellow at New America, and a Four Freedoms fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He is the author of Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press 2017), and studies the history, values, and policy strategies that animate efforts to make our society more inclusive and democratic, and our economy more equitable.

Also, I wrote an essay for New America in preparation for the event, entitled Alien Algorithms.

I hope I see you next Monday!

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  1. Guest2
    October 16, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Neat approach, aliens from Mars!

    Zygmunt Bauman, the sociologist, described the lack of accountability the same way that you do when he talked about the social production of moral distance and moral indifference, and the moral effects of hierarchicalization and the division of labor. The book was “Modernity and the Holocaust” (1989).


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