Upcoming DC event, Healthy Digital Spaces project, Responsible Tech Summer Cohort!
Plus our AI and Human Rights report, Unfinished Live, and video from the Responsible Tech Summit, and our upcoming release of the Responsible Tech Guide...
👋Well hello there. We hope you join us for our event with the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC on August 17th.
❓Are you focused on youth, tech, and wellbeing? If so, we hope that you can join our gathering on August 17th at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC. This will be an intimate gathering of 75 leaders across civil society, government, industry, academia, and youth voices. The panel + mixer event will be from 4-6pm. For those of you outside of the area, the panel conversation will be filmed and included in a future newsletter.
Because of limited seating, please let us know through this INTEREST FORM if you would like to be considered as an attendee or speaker. This is shaping up to be an impactful gathering!
👍Speaking of youth, tech, and wellbeing, All Tech Is Human was involved in the recent HX Big Think gathering in NYC.
All Tech Is Human is a participating organization in the HX (Human Experience) working group, alongside groups such as Data & Society, Aspen Institute, Connected Learning Lab, Project Zero, and Headstream. Headstream recently organized an HX Big Think that brought together a wide variety of org leaders, researchers, and youth voices for two days of exploring our complicated relationship with technology and how we can better align it with our needs are humans (as opposed to being treated like a user).
A few months ago, our organization released the HX Report: Aligning Our Tech Future With Our Human Experience that was developed with a large global working group, and featured 42 profile interviews and resources from over 100 organizations. Would you like to get involved with this movement? Reach out directly through HXproject.org
👁️🗨️In our last newsletter we released our AI and Human Right report. Did you see it?
🙏Thank you for all of the shares and mentions with our recent report, AI and Human Rights: Building a Tech Future Aligned With the Public Interest! We are thrilled to see this report traveling through multiple groups, with over 6k reads so far and direct downloads from 36 countries and counting. A big thank you to our 93 co-authors that helped put this resource together, exploring the areas of Automated Decision Making Systems and Civil Rights Data Privacy Synthetic Media and Information Integrity Content Moderation Healthcare Surveillance Technology, Predictive Technology and Criminal Justice Cybersecurity and Autonomous Weapons. Our subject matter expert for the AI and Human Rights report was noted AI ethicist Renée Cummings, who we did a livestream with to celebrate the release!
🔋All Tech Is Human is focused on the power of community, the power of collective intelligence, and the power to change systems.
Sure “tech” is in our org name, but it is the “human” part that is the key ingredient. After all, we’re the ones creating the technology and determining rules around it. All Tech Is Human is a non-profit committed to co-creating a tech future aligned with the public interest; to do that, we need to involve and understand the values and wants of the public.
Check out the welcome remarks delivered by founder & director David Ryan Polgar at our recent Responsible Tech Summit: Improving Digital Spaces, which was held at the Consulate General of Canada in New York.
🥗We’re doing a major project with our friends at New_ Public around healthy digital spaces.
What does a healthy digital space look like?
As part of the Unfinished Network, All Tech Is Human and New_ Public are teaming up to do a project showcasing the inspiring people (designers, entrepreneurs, engineers) building healthy digital spaces, mapping the ecosystem, and providing insight into pathways for new voices to get involved!
This project will be released in mid-September and we’d love your help! Who should we interview? What organizations and companies make up the healthy digital spaces ecosystem? How can others carve a pathway into the field?
🏗️We’re building a Responsible Tech Summer Cohort! Want to be involved?
Yeah, we’re kinda busy here if you’ve been reading our newsletter. Turns out there is a lot to do when you’re aiming to grow and support the nascent Responsible Tech ecosystem. Luckily, we have had a tremendous level of community support over the years to help us accomplish our goals.
Besides the healthy digital spaces project mentioned above, we are also releasing the latest version of our flagship resource—the Responsible Tech Guide! At over 37k reads since its original release in September 2020, the Responsible Tech Guide has become the go-to resource to understand the people (career profiles, education journeys, changemakers) and organizations of the Responsible Tech ecosystem.
If you’d like to be a part of the summer cohort, we’d love to have your assistance. This will also be a great way to learn more about the field and meet some other inspiring people!
Unfinished Live returns to The Shed in NYC this September 21-24. They have just announced 30+ new speakers to the lineup, including Safiya Noble, Cory Doctorow, Sahar Massachi from the Integrity Institute, Maria Bridge from the Center for Humane Technology, New_ Public co-founder Eli Pariser, and many more!
The wide variety of established and emerging leaders are coming to Unfinished Live to share their expertise on topics at the intersection of technology, art, ideas, and impact: from privacy and surveillance, to social media and the metaverse, to the future of journalism and elections. As a member of All Tech Is Human’s newsletter (thank you!), you can get a special 35% off discount using code ALLTECH35. This early Bird pricing ends on July 14.
Oh! And did you think you wouldn’t see us there? Yeah, we’ll be there running our “All Tech Is Human Library” which is All Tech Is Human + Human Library + a library, where we will be having conversations over three days with a diverse range of really cool people. Details for this will be arriving soon, but we are gathering a collection of physical books related to Responsible Tech, so if you are an author (or connected with a publisher), reach out our way to get involved!
📚See, we really like books here at All Tech Is Human. And, it turns out, so do you. Our Responsible Tech Summer Reading List continues to make the spread around. Thank you for all of the incredible submissions as we curate this list, which now totals 50 summer reading recommendations! Find a comfortable chair and get reading.
🤫Here’s a secret…we’re planning a release party for our Responsible Tech Guide to happen on September 13th in NYC.
We’re putting together a fun gathering for the community to happen in NYC soon. Reach out our way if you’d like to learn more.
Some other cool happenings we are learning through our Slack community…
“Tomorrow, the Oversight Board will host a roundtable to discuss Facebook and Instagram’s impact on Africa and the upcoming elections. They are looking for regional experts on human rights, freedom of expression, and digital rights to join them and discuss the main social media challenges across Africa. If that sounds like you, you can register here. The roundtable is scheduled for 75 minutes on Wednesday, July 13th, at 10:00 ET/ 16:00 WAST/ 17:00 EAT. Simultaneous translation will be available in French and Arabic.” -Francesca Scapolo, Content and Editorial Officer, Oversight Board
🗳️The future of technology is the future of democracy.
-All Tech Is Human | Write us at Hello / AllTechIsHuman.org
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