While the first generations of tech-for-good work took a solutionist approach to addressing existing problems with new technology, scholars and activists are driving growing awareness of the problems with technology itself. By exposing the negative consequences, intended or otherwise, of tech, these communities draw attention to issues with tech-centric approaches. Not all of the projects here adopt an ethics lens in their work, but we use it here for simplicity's sake.
What has brought us together over the past year and a half is a wide-ranging and ever-increasing list of concerns about the project, not to mention growing frustration with a public engagement process that is unable to address these concerns effectively, given that it is led by and paid for by the company hoping to win “the big contract.”
A project by AlgorithmWatch that maps frameworks that seek to set out principles of how systems for automated decision-making (ADM) can be developed and implemented ethically
A powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination—and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity
The Big Data from the South Initiative is a space for theoretical and empirical exchange on the challenges of datafication and massive data collection as they unfold in the plurality of South(s) inhabiting our increasingly complex world.
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a growing global coalition of 165 international, regional, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 65 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons.
The Center for Humane Technology is a world-class team of former tech insiders and CEOs who are advancing thoughtful solutions to change the culture, business incentives, design techniques, and organizational structures driving how technology hijacks our brains.