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Technology and Justice

Picking up where last week’s episode left off, Prabu David examines algorithmic bias. Rebecca Wexler explains the black box nature of algorithms used in the criminal justice system and explains why Glenn Rodríguez was denied parole by the COMPAS algorithm.

GUEST: Rebecca Wexler, co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

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ARTICLE: When a Computer Program Keeps You In Jail. New York Times.

Prabu David is a social scientist who studies the social and psychological influences of technology in daily life. Since 2015, David has served as dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. He examines topics such as multitasking, mobile health, social media and wellness, compassionate computing, digital privacy, facial recognition and ethics in AI.