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The Equality Machine Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future

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Genre:Computer Science
Language: English
Release: October 18, 2022
Edition:3rd

Hardcover

ISBN13:9781541774759
ISBN10:1541774752
Pages:368
Dimensions:6.45 x 9.6 x 1.55 inches
Weight:585.13 g

About the Book

AN ECONOMIST BEST BOOK OF 2022

At a time when AI and digital platforms are under fire, Orly Lobel, a renowned tech policy scholar, defends technology as a powerful tool we can harness to achieve equality and a better future.


Much has been written about the challenges tech presents to equality and democracy. But we can either criticize big data and automation or steer it to do better. Lobel makes a compelling argument that while we cannot stop technological development, we can direct its course according to our most fundamental values.
 
With provocative insights in every chapter, Lobel masterfully shows that digital technology frequently has a comparative advantage over humans in detecting discrimination, correcting historical exclusions, subverting long-standing stereotypes, and addressing the world’s thorniest problems: climate, poverty, injustice, literacy, accessibility, speech, health, and safety. 
 
Lobel's vivid examples—from labor markets to dating markets—provide powerful evidence for how we can harness technology for good. The book’s incisive analysis and elegant storytelling will change the debate about technology and restore human agency over our values.