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The COVID-19 pandemic: Big tech, privatization, surveillance, AI and the rush for data | REDE4BlackLives
“Naomi Klein and LLana James lay out the epic stakes of the growing struggles around data, technology, AI and COVID-19. Power, race(ism), and money shape every development related to big tech: who owns it, how and why it gets used. What do we need to consider during the pandemic if privacy, human rights and universal access to health care are to remain intact and sustainable post pandemic.
What are the risks and benefits of adding (more) race-based data to an AI, data-driven economy, awash in a sea of algorithmic racism? Your electronic medical and health record (EMR/EHR) are being mined, without your informed consent. Who benefits? What are the potential short and long-term implications? What supports and protections are needed? What questions should we be asking about data brokers, public-private partnerships, surveillance, privatization and the unregulated rush for data in the midst of the pandemic. Facilitated by Rinaldo Walcott. Followed by question and answer.”