David Auerbach: Big Dumb Brother: Algorithmic Opacity and Error in Consumer Profiling and Surveillance

Short Description: 
David Auerbach: Big Dumb Brother: Algorithmic Opacity and Error in Consumer Profiling and Surveillance
Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Location: 
Campus Center Room 2610

David Auerbach currently writesthe weekly Bitwise column on technology for Slate, for which he was nominated for a National Magazine Award in Columns and Commentary in
2014 for a series of pieces on Healthcare.gov. Previously he was a software engineer at Google and Microsoft for ten years, working primarily on server and systems infrastructure. He has also written on technology, politics, philosophy,and literature for n+1, Reuters, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, Bookforum, The American Reader, and elsewhere. Auerbach is a graduate of Yale University.

 

Sponsored by The Knight Foundation, the Digital Journalism Incubator at RIT, the Department of Public Policy and the School of Communication