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The Ghost in the Machine is Not Who You Think: Human Labor and the Paradox of Automation with Mary L Gray

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We'll randomly pick four winners out of the group from anyone who submits a review by May 8th, 2021.  Now just a heads up: We're only counting serious reviews where you write something thoughtful. We'll take five stars of course if you want to just help out, but please no writing "I'm just doing this to get a free book." Feel free to share what you love about the podcast, why you find it valuable, How long you been listening or what keeps you listening? Remember, reviews help others discover the show and help us shape the content based on what you find valuable, so thanks for participating, we can't wait to hear from you!
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Mary Gray is an anthropologist whose work explores how technology informs work, a sense of identity, and human rights. Gray applies these concepts as the Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and as the Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Additionally she remains in a faculty position at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Gray has also authored books such as In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth and Out In the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America but her most recent book, coauthored with Siddharth Suri Ghostwork: How to Stop Silicon Valleyfrom Building a New Global Underclass focuses on how task based work is being utilized by bigger businesses and how this represents a change in the way we conceptualize work.
In this episode we focus on:

What is Ghost Work?
The gap between what a person can do and what a computer can do
Algorithmic cruelty
The future of work and what that means for contract labor
Tech not as devices, but as conduits for social connection
How to bring empathy into the workplace


Where to Find Mary Gray:
Website:https://marylgray.org/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/marylgray
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marylgraymsr/
Music: Epidemic Sounds

Dylan Sitts - Ice Cold Beverage

91 Nova - Lushwork

Blue Steel - Up Here


Episode Art: Adam Gamwell
Photograph in Episode Art: Adrianne Mathiowetz
Episode Production: Elizabeth Smyth, Sarah McDonough, Adam Gamwell

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