Much has been written about the challenges tech presents to equality and democracy. But we can either criticize big data and automation or steer it to do better. Lobel argues that while we cannot stop technological development, we can direct its course according to our most fundamental values.

Lobel explains that digital technology frequently has a comparative advantage over humans in detecting discrimination, correcting historical exclusions, subverting long-standing stereotypes, and addressing the world’s thorniest problems: climate, poverty, injustice, literacy, accessibility, speech, health, and safety.

Lobel’s examples—from labor markets to dating markets—suggest how we can harness technology for good.

This is an in-person event, and we will not offer a livestream. However, we will publish the audio file on our podcast page here for your enjoyment a week after the event.

Lunch will be provided.

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is suitable for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

This event is governed by the Engelberg Center’s Code of Conduct