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Can a Machine Learn Inclusivity? That Depends on the Teacher

The 4Q4 podcast returns with an introspective look at machine learning with a researcher who is helping to counteract bias.

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#RaceTechCS Twitter Chat Recap

In July, scholars, activists, and policy experts discussed how tech contributes to inequity and offered ways to build a more resilient civil society.

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Protecting the Black Vote During COVID-19

Activists and policy experts look at how disinformation is being used to reduce Black voter turnout and further disenfranchise communities of color.

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Legitimizing True Safety

The the first in a series of discussions on race, tech, and civil society examines police surveillance in Detroit.

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GDPR Compliance and Closing Civic Space

A new report looks at how the GDPR can be used against social sector organizations and what they should do to prepare.

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Location Privacy: How Protected Are We?

Public Lab is developing a set of tools based on “location blurring,” a new system that would mitigate the abuse of big tech surveillance.

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Upholding Transparency in the Age of Misinformation

Rachel Smith of GlobalGiving is calling on the social sector to help with a new set of standards that will address today’s ethical challenges.

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Can Data Make Bad Housing Practice a Thing of the Past?

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is leading a data coalition whose aim is to further housing justice in New York City and beyond.

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Crowdfunding a Space for Civic Engagement

GivingTuesday’s Asha Curran explains how the movement has inspired a new generation of donors.

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What Does It Take to Be a Data Champion?

Rachel Rank of UK-based 360Giving introduces a new kind of “data expedition” for professionals looking to connect with their work and each other.

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