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AI in Housing and Benefits: Automating Discrimination, Enhancing Surveillance, and Scaling Bias

AI and algorithmic decision systems impact every sphere of life, including in access to housing and public benefits. In this webinar, expert speakers and advocates will share what attorneys need to know about algorithmic decision systems that can curtail access to rental housing and homeownership, accelerate evictions, and increase surveillance and criminalization of people living in public housing. Our guest experts will discuss the increasing reliance of state and federal social services agencies on automated fraud detection systems, eligibility screening and assessment tools, and benefits determinations systems that disproportionately harm disabled and elderly people. Experts will describe the range of tools in use, the discriminatory impact they can have, and the strategies used to challenge discrimination and bias in litigation, policymaking, and advocacy.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Format: Free non-CLE Webinar
Joint Sponsors: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, ABA Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence
Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Public Interest LawABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & ResponsibilitiesABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender IdentityABA Criminal Justice SectionABA Section of Intellectual Property LawABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice DivisionABA Section of State and Local Government Law

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The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for watching.

Panelists

  •  Ariana Aboulafia – Policy Counsel, Disability Rights in Technology Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology
  •  Kevin De Liban – Founder, Techtonic Justice 
  • Sateesh Nori – Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Eviction Defense and Tenant Protection Externship - The Legal Aid Society, New York University School of Law; Executive Director, JustFix
  • Juyoun Han – Partner, Artificial Intelligence Fairness and Data Privacy Practice Group, Eisenberg & Baum LLP

Moderator

Resources

Exploring Algorithmic Bias as a Policy Issue: A Teach-Out | Coursera

Ableism And Disability Discrimination In Surveillance Technology: How schools, police, health companies, and employers use surveillance technology that harms disabled people | Center for Democracy & Technology

Challenging the Use of Algorithm-Driven Decision-Making in Benefits Determinations Affecting People with Disabilities | Center for Democracy & Technology

California Fair Employment & Housing Council Public Hearing on Algorithms & Bias | Center for Democracy & Technology

Digital Futures in Mind: Reflecting on Technological Experiments in Mental Health & Crisis Support | ByJonah Bossewitch, Lydia X. Z. Brown, Piers Gooding,, Leah Harris, James Horton, Simon Katterl, Keris Myrick, Kelechi Ubozoh, Alberto Vasquez

Tenant Screening Algorithms Enable Racial and Disability Discrimination at Scale, and Contribute to Broader Patterns of Injustice | Lydia X. Z. Brown, Center for Democracy & Technology

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