Tag: Digital Technologies

Nonprofits and Artificial Intelligence

The real question for nonprofits and foundations is not how will they use AI, but how is AI being used within the domains within which they work and how must they respond?

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Can Philanthropy Unlock the Blockchain Potential?

Blockchain for philanthropy comes with risks and opportunities. Nick Hamlin of GlobalGiving explains its technical, social, and ethical implications.

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Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2019

Podcast and Transcript: An expert panel and our virtual audience forecast the most important trends and challenges facing digital civil society in 2019.

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Open Data and Economic Ownership in West African Agriculture

Mobile apps are empowering millions of rural farmers across the West African country of Ghana. But there may be a flip side.

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Sorting Algorithms: The Role of Civil Society

Policy expert Rhodri Davies wants civil society organizations to “get to grips” with artificial intelligence, which he says would minimize potential negative consequences.

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Flipping Our Algorithmic Assumptions

When it comes to solving social ills with algorithms, is optimism the enemy? “We should assume they will be discriminatory,” writes Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz. “There is no ‘clean room’ for social innovation.”

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Algorithmic Bias: Better Policy and Practice for Civil Society

Podcast and Transcript: Experts in tech and data ethics explore how civil society organizations can work toward better policy for predictive technologies.

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Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Pretrial Detention

With the help of a Digital Impact grant, one Philadelphia-based nonprofit is taking on predictive technology in the criminal justice system, one algorithm at a time.

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

Podcast and Transcript: Nonprofit tech experts discuss how the Internet of Things has sparked a new era of social impact.

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Internet Health Report Uncovers Three Issues of Growing Concern

Who controls the internet? How open is it? Who is welcome online? Is it safe? Who can succeed there? Mozilla’s Internet Health Report, an open source compilation of data, research, and stories, shows how the internet is evolving across these five issues. The editor of the report, Solana Larsen, joined Digital Civil Society Lab Director […]

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