Understanding the unintended consequences of technologies - interview with Virginia Eubanks

In this interview (podcast and transcript) Virginia Eubanks discuss three case studies from her book Automating Inequality to illustrate how technology and data collection negatively impact people in vulnerable situation.

  • The (failed) attempt to automate and privatise the welfare system elligibility management in the state of Indiana in 2006.
  • The use of a coordinated entry system in Los Angeles County to address homelessness. 
  • The Allegheny Family Screening Tool that attempts to predict child abuse in Pennsylvania.


Author: Jeffrey R. Young

Publication: EdSurge