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Automating Bias: How Computers Are Making Decisions About Your Life

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 AM3:00 PM EST

This is a community-led event to learn how widely-used technology harms New York communities, and how residents can demand change. To attend this event, you should RSVP via eventbrite.

**About this Event**
New York City agencies are relying on algorithms or Automated Decision Systems (ADSs) to make decisions about every major area of New Yorkers’ lives, including Public Housing, Education, Employment, Child Welfare, and Policing. While ADSs are pitched as being “objective,” these technologies frequently target and harm communities of color, low-income residents, youths, immigrants and religious communities, communities with disabilities, and more.

Worse, New York City is rapidly implementing these ADSs without the public’s knowledge or input. New York City residents cannot be subjected to this type of experimental testing of new technologies without effective accountability and transparency mechanisms.

Come out to learn about ADSs and the ways in which you can demand New York City’s leadership stop allowing technology to make decisions for your life!

Childcare will be provided on site. Doors open and food will be available at 11AM.

Join us after the event from 3-4PM for an optional Action Hour to see how to put your demands into action!

Presented by The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and co-partners:

American Civil Liberties Union
AI Now Institute
Brennan Center for Justice
Communities United for Police Reform
Data & Society Research Institute
Data 4 Black Lives
Digital Equity Lab
IEEE-USA AI Policy Committee
Immigrant Defense Project
Internet Society New York Chapter
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Legal Aid Society
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York Civil Liberties Union
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project


December 7, 2019
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
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