Upcoming online mixer, DC event, and last call for our AI & Human Rights working group!
Plus our Improving Social Media report is now in Spanish and our Responsible Tech Organization List is now over 300!
👍Join us for an ONLINE Responsible Tech Mixer tomorrow!
There are a diverse range of people interested and committed to co-creating a better tech future! Our online mixers are a fun and casual way to meet others, sparking both friendships and collaborations. For our mixer, we will have about 100 people gather in a main virtual room and then we will break off into smaller breakout rooms. There is often a lot of good material that arises from these discussions (for example, resources shared, other organizations surfaced), so learnings from this mixer will help inform our upcoming AI & Human Rights working group that will release a report in June.
⏰Final week to join our new AI & Human Rights working group, which starts in April!
🤯Since announcing our new upcoming working group in our last newsletter, over 220 (!!) people have signed up. We’ll be closing the form for new members at 11:59 pm EDT on Saturday, March 19th. This working group, which will develop a report for release in June around the people (40+ profile interviews), organizations (100+ orgs & resources), and ideas related to AI & Human Rights. Specifically, we’ll be exploring issues around data privacy, facial recognition, deepfakes and democracy, content moderation, predictive tech, and AI’s impact on the criminal justice system.
👋If you’re in the DMV area around Washington DC, we hope you join us next Wednesday for an All Tech Is Human panel & Responsible tech Mixer.
Hello, public interest technology superstars! We have lined up an all-star panel with Cori Zarek (Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University), Afua Bruce (Author of The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World), and B Cavello (Director of Emerging Technologies at the Aspen Institute). This panel will be moderated by All Tech Is Human’s David Ryan Polgar, who will also be at the Responsible Tech Mixer alongside new colleague Cate Gwin. Stop by and say hi! Oh, and use promo code FUTURE for a discount.
This is all part of Our Connected Future presented by Digital Void that will include the Responsible Tech Mixer, live podcast taping of There Are No Girls On the Internet by Bridget Todd w/ Jordan Uhl (host on The Young Turks, host of The Insurgents podcast), cristina lópez g. (senior analyst at Graphika), and Ellie Hall (senior reporter at Buzzfeed News). and fireside chat with Ryan Grim (The Intercept’s D.C. Bureau Chief).
🌐Our report, Improving Social Media, is now in Spanish thanks to the PIT Policy Lab!
Building better social media and digital spaces is an ongoing mission that includes platforms, users, policymakers, news media, advertisers, tech workers, funders, and a strong knowledge base.
All Tech Is Human and PIT Policy Lab have joined forces to translate the Report “Improving Social Media” to Spanish, in order to build stronger bridges between Spanish and English-speaking communities of the Responsible Tech ecosystem. The report features 40+ interviews with experts from different professional backgrounds and disciplines, all of which are currently working on co-creating a better tech future.
As a “community of communities” for the larger Responsible Tech ecosystem, we are learning a tremendous amount of career paths in public interest technology, AI ethics, and the greatly-expanding world of Trust & Safety. Check out these 50 Resources on Content Moderation and Mis/Disinformation for Aspiring Trust & Safety Professionals that we compiled!
We have a bunch in the works around talent pathways related to the growing Responsible Tech field. Curious? Reach out!
👂How has our non-profit benefited you? We’d love to know!
In our next newsletter, we will feature testimonials about the impact that All Tech Is Human is having. We’d love to hear from you! How has our Slack community, mixers, summits, mentorship program, university ambassadors program, working groups, Responsible Tech Guide, and other projects from All Tech Is Human helped YOU?
🎆Thank you for the over 100 people who stopped by our in-person mixer in NYC!
We are still riding high on all of the energy from our recent in-person (remember those?) mixer in NYC. There was such an incredible mix of backgrounds, including people from many of the impactful organizations in the Responsible Tech movement, and came on by to say hello and meet others who deeply care about where we are headed.
Did you know we now showcase over 300 organizations connected with the Responsible Tech movement?!
Did you also know we recently started curating a calendar of Responsible Tech events that you can attend either in-person or virtually?!
😎Some cool happenings in Responsible Tech
"The Center for Humane Technology is excited to announce Foundations of Humane Technology, a new online course for professionals building tomorrow's technology. Our goal is to give values-driven technologists a set of practical tools that can be applied to product development, a set of principles that can help us build technology that is good for human minds and good for democratic societies, and a place to connect with a broader movement of their peers. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the course is available free of charge."-David Jay, Chief Mobilization Officer at the Center For Humane Technology
“The Social Science Research Council's Just Tech Platform is a forum, a catalog, and a showcase for research and researchers advancing critical inquiry at the nexus of technological development, inequity, and social justice. Through agenda-setting reviews of research, critical analyses, interviews, and researcher profiles, Just Tech maps and fortifies an interdisciplinary and inter-sector field of research and practice. Visit the Just Tech Platform here. SSRC's Just Tech program foregrounds questions of power, justice, and the public impact of new technologies, investigating evidence of bias and harms while imagining and creating more just technological futures. Learn more about SSRC's Just Tech program, including its flagship Just Tech Fellowship, here.”-Michael L. Miller, Program Director | Just Tech Program, Media & Democracy Program | Social Science Research Council
✊Who should be involved in “tech conversation?” Everyone.
-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.