Dr. Mary Gray & Mararet Levi - Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

Event has passed (Mon May 13, 2019 - Mon May 13, 2019)
Bookshop West Portal
7:00 PM
Literary, Science & Technology


When it comes to work, there are two things we've been hearing a lot about.
The first is the "gig economy" that more and more of us are participating in.
And the second is about how AI and automation are going to steal our jobs.
These two things may be connected in ways that aren't obvious. Dr. Mary Gray
explores Silicon Valley's culpability in Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley
from Building a New Global Underclass. Just last week Time published the
article, "Thousands of Amazon Workers Listen to Alexa Users' Conversations"
and that is just the tip of the iceberg. And while the media may be focusing on
privacy and technology, Dr. Gray is looking at these invisible "ghost workers"
who are powering companies like Amazon. Google, Microsoft, and Uber. Dr. Gray
will be joined in conversation by Dr. Margaret Levi, professor of political science
and the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at
Stanford. This is a timely topic and one that strikes close to home. Please join
us to learn more!


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