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The Equality Machine

Orly Lobel

Warwick’s presents
Orly Lobel

The Equality Machine

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Equality Machine

PLEASE NOTE: This event is free and open to the public; free admittance is subject to available space. Limited open seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach capacity. 

Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Thursday, October 27th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Orly Lobel as she discusses and signs her new book, The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future. Orly Lobel is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Employment and Labor Policy at the University of San Diego. She is the recipient of prestigious research grants, member of the American Law Institute, a former Israeli military data analyst and Supreme Court clerk, and regularly consults governments and industry on law and technology. An award-winning writer, she is the author of You Don't Own Me and Talent Wants to Be Free

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.

The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future By Orly Lobel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541774759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PublicAffairs - October 18th, 2022