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Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

In October 2018, Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz was joined by author of Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks, Rashida Richardson of AI Now Institute, and Di Luong of Media Mobilizing Project to discuss the growing use of algorithms in our communities and how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for…

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The Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards of a Connected Future

https://vimeo.com/279556717 Lucy Bernholz, Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, was joined by Robin Wilton of Internet Society, Sona Shah of Neopenda, and Amy Sample Ward of NTEN to discuss the current state of IoT among nonprofits and how it has sparked a new era of social impact. The Internet…

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Toronto, Civic Data, and Trust

Yesterday, Sidewalk Labs proposed using a Civic Data Trust as a governance vehicle to manage data collection and use in its smart city development project in Quayside. It’s the largest scale proposal of the Civic Data Trust model to date, and it comes in the midst of a tense political…

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WFP-Palantir and the Ethics of Humanitarian Data Sharing

The recently announced World Food Programme (WFP) partnership with Palantir, IRIN’s article about it, reactions from the Responsible Data Forum, and WFP’s resulting statement inspired us to pull together a Technology Salon in New York City to discuss the ethics of humanitarian data sharing. (See this crowdsourced document for more…

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Sorting Algorithms: The Role of Civil Society

I have recently found myself repeatedly making the case for the importance of involving civil society in the growing debate about the development of AI. (For instance, where are charities in the great AI debate?, It’s more vital than ever that charities get to grips with AI, and our voices…

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Data Is “Going Local,” Thanks to Human-Centered Design

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4Q4-November_mixdown.mp3 DI 4Q4: Heather Leson on Opening Up the IFRC Data Playbook Listen using the audio player, visit us on iTunes, and tweet @dgtlimpact with #4Q4Data. [00:00] Heather Noelle Robinson: This is Digital Impact 4Q4. I’m Heather Noelle Robinson. We recorded today’s interview at the Digital Civil Society Conference at…

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The Problem with Palantir

Audio Podcast and Transcript Listen using the audio player and visit our podcast on iTunes. What four questions do you have about social sector data and who would you ask? Tweet @dgtlimpact with #4Q4Data and #ProblemWithPalantir. This conversation took place on February 14, 2019. 4Q4 Zara Rahman on the Problem…

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GDPR One Year Later, Part 3

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GDPR-retro-ep-3_FINAL.mp3 Listen using the audio player, visit us on iTunes, and tweet @dgtlimpact with #4Q4Data. [00:00] Chris Delatorre: This is Digital impact. I’m Chris Delatorre. Heather Noelle Robinson: And I’m Heather Noelle Robinson. Chris Delatorre: And this is the third and final part of our special miniseries on the European…

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Data Review Boards: Facebook, Data Governance, and Trusts in Practice

This piece was originally published on Medium. This past weekend, years of advocacy and reporting from Carole Cadwalladr, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, and Max Schrems finally got its due on the front pages of the New York Times, the Guardian, and then, well, everywhere else. Without going into the minutiae, Cambridge Analytica,…

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Data Incidents: Design With Responsibility in Mind

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/4Q4-Jos-Berens-Stuart-Campo-UNOCHA-0919-FINAL.mp3 DI 4Q4: Jos Berens and Stuart Campo on Humanitarian Data Incidents Listen using the audio player, visit us on iTunes, and tweet @dgtlimpact with #4Q4Data. [00:00] Chris Delatorre: This is Digital Impact 4Q4, I’m Chris Delatorre. Today, we’re joined by Stuart Campo and Jos Berens at the UNOCHA Centre…

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