📜10 Principles of All Tech Is Human, London and NYC summit news, Jan 31st gathering, and more!
Plus sign up for Tech Stewardship winter cohort, download our new one-pager, and get involved in our numerous activities to help build a better tech future.
🔟Principles of All Tech Is Human
Here at All Tech Is Human, we have always been focused on the next stage of our struggle with thorny tech & society issues. While there has been a lot of focus around the awareness of problems and understanding around root causes, it often feels we are stuck in a state of paralysis when working on methods for improving our ability to tackle wicked problems and co-create a future aligned with the public interest.
Our non-profit is centered around getting us unstuck; ever since our launch in 2018, we have been uniting a diverse range of stakeholders across multiple disciplines and perspectives in order to have a stronger ecosystem to face complex issues and build a tech future aligned with the public interest. Through our broad range of activities (summits & mixers, Responsible Tech Guide, working groups & reports, large community Slack group, mentorship program, etc.) that are widely accessible to a everyone, we are building a powerful network that promotes knowledge-sharing and collaboration and can move at the speed of tech. This is done through our unique grassroots-power model.
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We are excited to release our Ten Principles of All Tech Is Human, which we will be expanding on in the upcoming newsletters.
In the coming months, we will be sharing insights we are learning from interacting with thousands of individuals across the Responsible Tech community and having interviewed hundreds in our reports, summits, and livestreams.
🥳We are thrilled to announce the date and location of our summit in London!
We’re going big in London. All Tech Is Human is thrilled to announce our very first summit in London, which will be taking place on the 68th floor of The Shard for 250 people! Our summit is being supported by Crisp, a Kroll business. This gathering will feature two panel conversations (one focused around thorny speech issues online, another around tech policy), short org presentations, and a mixer at this beautiful location. Join us on the 18th of April!
We’ll be having additional updates about this exciting gathering in our future newsletters…let us know your interest in being involved in our interest form.
👋We are lining up our speakers and attendees for our summit in NYC happening March 1st. Reach out if you are interested!
On Wed, March 1st from 1:00 to 6:30 pm, we will be convening 120 individuals across civil society, government, industry, and academia to knowledge-sharing, community-building, fireside chats, and panel discussions. We will be focused on the topics of Misinformation & Disinformation, Digital Governance & Policy, Online Radicalization & Extremism, and Election Integrity.
Are you interested in attending this impactful gathering? Do you know of an organization that should be involved? Is there a speaker (perhaps you) who should be on stage for Tech & Democracy: A Better Tech Future Summit? Let us know through our interest form! Because of demand, we are receiving interest and crafting an attendee list through the form.
This summit is being hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in New York, who served as our partners for our earlier summit (Improving Digital Spaces) last May that drew attendees and speakers from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. We had speakers from the United Nations, eSafety Commissioner of Australia, UK Cabinet Office, Center for Humane Technology, Web Foundation, OfCom, Meta, Center for Democracy and Technology, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, and more.
📅Our Tech & Democracy report is arriving on Feb 28th
We are getting ready to release our next report which is focused on Tech & Democracy. Similar to all of our reports, this will provide an overview some wicked problems at the intersection of tech and democracy, feature profile interviews from a broad range of backgrounds working in this area, and include resources from dozens of relevant organizations.
Do you know of a person we should interview? Send us a note at Hello / AllTechIsHuman.org.
👍Join us in NYC for a gathering on reducing online gender-based violence
We like to tackle wicked problems at All Tech Is Human, and reducing online gender-based violence is one of them. Building on an earlier online discussion we put together in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, we are bringing together those involved (and those looking to get involved) in tackling this complex issue for a evening of knowledge-sharing, community building, and a panel discussion. Sign up for our January 31st gathering, which will be limited to sixty participants.
You’ll be hearing about the latest research on this topic from Katherine Townsend (Director at Measurement Lab, Advisor at Web Foundation, and Principal for Open Data Collaboratives) and Georgia Bullen (Executive Director at Superbloom). You will also be able to participate in a panel conversation with Vaiddehi Bansal (Research Director at NORC at the University of Chicago) and a panelist to be announced shortly, for a discussion moderated by Sandra Khalil from All Tech Is Human.
🚀Thank you to everyone who attended our recent livestream on strengthening the Responsible Tech ecosystem in 2023!
We appreciate all of the great participation and feedback we received from our recent livestream. Please save the date for our NEXT livestream that will be happening on Wed, Jan 25th at 1pm that will be discussing an exciting new initiative we are working on! Details to arrive in the next newsletter.
Our livestreams stream through LinkedIn and YouTube.
🔎Check out the new roles posted on our Responsible Tech Job Board and join our talent pool!
We are constantly adding new roles to our Responsible Tech Job Board, which is run by Rebekah Tweed, who also heads up our mentorship program, talent pool, and more.
ADL, Center for Technology & Society - Associate Director, Technology Policy
City of New York, Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) - Assistant Commissioner, Digital Services
United States General Services Administration (GSA), Technology Transformation Services (TTS) - Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) Deputy Director
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University - Project Director for Ethical Tech Research
Aspen Institute, Aspen Tech Policy Hub - Policy Advisor, Aspen Digital
Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), Princeton University - CITP Emerging Scholars in Technology Policy
We also have a large and growing Responsible Tech Talent Pool, which freely allows individuals to enter our database for potential job matches. There are currently 747 people interested in tackling thorny tech & society issues in our talent pool.
Do you know of a role we should considering featuring in our job board? You can submit your suggestions here.
💡Partner Spotlight: The History Communication Institute
In our new feature, we will be highlighting one of our partners each newsletter! Would your organization like to partner with All Tech Is Human? Please reach out to Sandra Khalil from our team at Sandra / AllTechIsHuman.org and let us know your interest! The key topic areas our non-profit focuses on includes Tech & Democracy, Responsible AI, Trust & Safety, Public Interest Technology, and Youth/Tech/Wellbeing.
Our wide range of activities fall under three main categories: multistakeholder convening & community-building, multidisciplinary education, and diversifying the traditional tech pipeline with more disciplines, perspectives, and lived experiences.
“The History Communication Institute (HCI) unites a diverse range of stakeholders across civil society, government, journalism, tech, philanthropy, museums, public history and academia who recognize that the impact of technology on our understandings of the past have been profound, and that we must work together to ensure that accurate historical information online serves the educational needs of the public. The HCI seeks to foster media and historical literacy, combat historical misinformation and disinformation, and utilize new technologies to ensure a healthy online information ecosystem that promotes history and its vital role in society and democracy.
Most recently, the HCI released a report on the consequences of communicating historical information on TikTok. History is a massive category of content on TikTok with more than 56 billion views, yet its presentation is often distorted, oversimplified, rife with conspiracy theories and harmful to marginalized communities. This historical misinformation and disinformation is amplified by the TikTok algorithm. Download the report from the HCI website or follow the HCI on Twitter at @histcomm.”
🎙️We just curated a list of 20 Responsible Tech podcasts you should listen to.
Check out our list of 20 Responsible Tech Podcasts and let us know which ones we should add!
In addition, please have a listen to our 16-episode podcast series we recorded at Unfinished Live. All Tech Is Human is part of the Unfinished Network, and we had a three-day activation (our All Tech Is Human Library) at Unfinished Live in NYC is mid-September where we chatted with numerous individuals about getting involved in the movement, and interviewed sixteen individuals about their work and how they put their unique career in the field. You’ll hear interviews with Meredith Broussard, Renee Cummings, Reid Blackman, Erika Cheung, Douglas Rushkoff and more.
😎Cool happenings in Responsible Tech
Reid Blackman, who has been interviewed in our reports and spoken at a previous summit, along with being interviewed for our recent podcast series, just wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times about weighing privacy against other societal values in concerns with apps like Signal.
Cate Gwin, Program Associate at All Tech Is Human, just wrote about some of the learnings from our Office Hours program and additional ways for individuals to get involved in our work and the movement at large.
🎓Looking to earn a micro-credential in Responsible Tech? Join All Tech Is Human’s cohort for the Tech Stewardship Practice Program, a free 12-week online program done asynchronously at your own pace with optional virtual check-ins with the team! Join by January 31st to be in our Winter cohort. The program is designed for a diverse range of backgrounds to support each other to better navigate the socio-ethical tensions we all face.
“This year’s 7th annual UCL Leaders Conference will be held on January 20 - 21st at UCL’s most innovative and newest UCL East Campus in London. The event aims to discuss the globalised world and its most pressing topics. By bringing together ambitious young minds with industry experts, UCL Leaders presents a unique platform to exchange ideas, spark new ways of thinking and find opportunities! To learn more about this year’s range of workshops, speaker lineup and topics, which include responsible AI in healthcare, cultural diplomacy, geopolitics of space and how to find individual success, visit our agenda here. Questions? Reach out to email@example.com Not in London? Follow our LinkedIn and Instagram to join our livestream for free!” -Zhanna Oganesova, UCL Leaders Conference UK
“Join us at a one-of-a-kind conference on Designing Technology for Social Cohesion in San Francisco on February 23-24, 2023. This conference provides a unique space for tech innovators and Trust & Safety staff to explore partnerships and insights with bridge building and global peacebuilding practitioners. Participants will explore a new generation of tech products that offer design affordances and algorithms optimized for prosocial content, discover how bridge builders are using tech to support intergroup dialogue, and learn how we can measure polarization and social cohesion online. The conference will launch the Council on Tech and Social Cohesion. Click here for the conference agenda and here to register. Questions? Reach out to Lisa Schirch at the University of Notre Dame at firstname.lastname@example.org.” -Lisa Schirch
🚌 Our Responsible Tech Bus is moving at the speed of tech. Are you jumping in?
-All Tech Is Human | Write us at Hello / AllTechIsHuman.org
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