Book Talk on "The Equality Machine" with Orly Lobel
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation will host a conversation with Orly Lobel on her new book The Equality Machine. 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. Orly Lobel makes a compelling argument in her new book The Equality Machine 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.
Join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with Lobel, whose vivid examples—from labor markets to dating markets—provide powerful evidence for how we can harness technology for good.