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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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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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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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When Choosing Digital Tools, Consider Context

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/4Q4-Laura-Guzman-The-Engine-Room-0819-FINAL.mp3 DI 4Q4 Laura Guzman: When Choosing Digital Tools, Consider Context 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. Laura Guzman manages communications for The Engine Room, an organization tha...

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Privacy, Ethics, and Data Access: A Case Study of the Fragile Families Challenge

This blog post summarizes a paper describing the privacy and ethics process by which we organized the Fragile Families Challenge. The paper will appear in a special issue of the journal Socius. Academic researchers, companies, and governments holding data face a fundamental tension between risk to respondents and benefits to…

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GDPR One Year Later, Part 2

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GDPR-retro-ep-2_mixdown-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: This is the second part of a special miniseries on the European General Data Protectio...

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GDPR One Year Later, Part 1

https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_markets_for_good/p/digitalimpact.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GDPR-Retro-Ep-1_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 we’re bringing you a special miniseries on the GDPR. One year after the EU…

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