Upcoming livestream, in-person events, and our Responsible Tech Guide!
🤣No summer vacation here: we have a full calendar of ways for you to get involved.
👋If you’re looking to break into or expand your career in Responsible Tech, join our livestream this Wednesday!
In order to build a better tech future, we need to greatly diversify the traditional tech pipeline! One of our three key workstreams for our non-profit is to inject the ecosystem with a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines, and lived experiences. Given that technology is intertwined with the future of democracy and the human condition, it behooves us to have to bring in more individuals who are cognizant of social impacts and aligned with the public interest. This is a team effort!
🔎If you’re looking to enter the ecosystem or elevate your career (or just curious), this livestream is centered around what we’re learning through our mentorship program, university ambassadors program, Responsible Tech Job Board, our new talent matchmaking service, our Slack community of over 3.3k members, summits, livestreams, mixers, working groups, reports, and more! You can see the over 400 individuals we’ve interviewed in our projects here and all of our projects here. In other words, we have a lot of insight about the field, where it’s going, and current hurdles people are facing.
👍Youth, Tech, and Wellbeing event to happen next week at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC
We are getting ready for an impactful gathering (panel + mixer) on Youth, Tech, and Wellbeing next Wednesday in Washington, DC at the Australian Embassy. Australia has been incredibly proactive on issues related to Responsible Tech, including its Safety by Design toolkit for their eSafety Commissioner and the first-of-its-kind youth advisory council! And if you attended or tuned into our Responsible Tech Summit we held at the Consulate General of Canada in New York on May 20th, you saw eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant in conversation with Matt Nguyen, Digital Governance and Rights Lead at the Tony Blair Institute.
🎉Our panel for Aug 17th will include Medha Tare (Senior Director of Research at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop), Chanel Cornett (Counsel on the Trust & Safety team at Zoom) and Arielle Geismar (youth mental health advocate). This conversation will be filmed, so we’ll share the recording in a future newsletter. We have a great mix of individuals attending from Aspen Institute, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University, Berkman Klein Center, British Embassy, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Center for Democracy & Technology, Embassy of France to the US, Family Online Safety Institute, Future of Privacy Forum, GIFCT, Headstream, Hopelab, Integrity Institute, LookUp.Live, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, New America, Oversight Board, Polarization & Extremism Research & Innovation Lab at American University, Tech Coalition, Thorn, U.S. Digital Corps, the United Nations and more.
🗽Exploring or growing your career at the intersection of tech & democracy? Join our NYC mixer on Aug 24.
We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest for this upcoming mixer we are doing in collaboration with the Institute for Security and Technology and TheBridge. If you are exploring or expanding your career at the intersection of tech & democracy, come by and say hello! You’ll also get to meet our newest program associate who will be announced in our next newsletter…
🙏And thank you to the individuals who came to our co-working space in midtown Manhattan last week for our first Responsible Tech Roundtables, a monthly gathering of ten individuals looking to learn from each other and find areas of collaboration. If you’d like to be involved in a future gathering, just let us know through this interest form.
🥳You can now register for our release party, in collaboration with A Species Between Worlds and the authors of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot
Our team + the Responsible Tech Summer Cohort is busy putting together the new-and-improved Responsible Tech Guide, which is arriving on September 13th. To celebrate the release of our flagship resource (designed to map the ecosystem and provide clarity to a diverse range of individuals looking to get involved), we are presenting a discussion with Rob Reich and Mehran Sahami, Stanford professors and co-authors of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot. This is part of an ambitious new event series in NYC called A Species Between Worlds.
📚If you’ve read our Responsible Tech Summer Reading List you may have seen the System Error, along with this picture of our program director Rebekah Tweed holding the book (and her piece for Tech Policy Press about it here).
🤯We’re not coasting after our release party. We’re focused on building a better tech future for children.
There has been an overwhelming amount of interest for our upcoming mixer+panel with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, which is happening in NYC on Wed, Sept 14th from 4-6pm. Similar to our gathering at the Australian Embassy (Aug 17th), this event is bringing in a mix of youth advocates, designers, mental health professionals, researchers, organization leaders, Trust & Safety professionals, and many more.
👋If this is an area you are involved in (or would like to point us to other individuals and organizations who should be there), let us know through our interest form.
🎙️Our “All Tech Is Human Library” at Unfinished Live (Sept 22-24) is three days of interviews with inspiring Responsible Tech leaders!
We’ll be having a three-day activation at this year’s Unfinished Live! Register and stop by to say hello, and hear podcast-style interviews from an broad range of inspiring leaders. Learn about their career journeys and chat with our team about ways to get more involved in the movement. Our special guests to be announced shortly!
👉 All Tech Is Human is part of the Unfinished Network, which is a community of institutions working toward a more just future in technology, democracy, and the economy. As part of our community, we have have code ATIH50 that you can use for 50% off.
📖If you haven’t read our newest report, AI and Human Rights: Building a Tech Future Aligned With the Public Interest, you can read and download it here.
😎Cool happens in Responsible Tech
🥽 “Tech CEOs everywhere have touted the Metaverse to be the future of the Internet, while critics claim assert that an adoption to the Metaverse first needs to address concerns about issues concerning trust and safety, cybersecurity, privacy and others. That’s why the Internet Law & Policy Foundry (The Foundry) — an early to mid-career professional development collaborative organization for law and policy innovators passionate about technology — has announced “Into the Metaverse” as our first annual hackathon writing competition! Participants are encouraged to address and analyze potential issues surrounding the Metaverse and present legal, social, economic, political or technological solutions to these issues. The paper should also in some way grapple with trust and safety, privacy, economic viability, technological innovation and/or consumer need as it relates to the Metaverse and immersive technologies.” -Lama Mohammed
✊A Youth-Led Agenda for the Responsible Tech Movement. Read about the work being done to elevate youth voices in the Responsible Tech movement.
🤔Funders set out to advance the state of Public Interest Technology. What Is the State of the Field? Read about the push to advance the Public Interest Technology (PIT) field.
👍In order to align our tech future with the public interest, we need to understand community values.
-All Tech Is Human | Write us at Hello / AllTechIsHuman.org
⭐See all of our projects, including our new Office Hours, waitlist for the mentorship program, upcoming events, previous reports, community Slack group, and more.