Indigenous groups have begun harnessing technology as a pivotal tool for change.
The American Constitution Mandates That Once Every Decade We Tally How Many People Live in the United States. This Decennial Census Tells Us Who We Are as a Country: Where We Live and How We Live, Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going, Who Our Neighbors Are and What Our Communities Look Like.
As We Integrate Digital Technologies Into Every Aspect of Our Lives It Can Be Hard to Make Informed Choices About the Privacy and Security Risks That Come With Them.
Does your work, or your interests, involve both technology and making the world a better place? If so, you might be part of a growing field—what we like to think of as a tech justice league.
With the looming risks that come with automation and other technology-related shifts in the nature of work, the tension between what’s good for investors and what’s good for workers has seemed increasingly difficult to resolve.
“The good news is that your starting point hardly matters—almost any background can contribute to a strong foundation for this work.”
Darren Walker encourages art museums and other institutions to step into the future by diversifying their leadership.
Increasingly, we also need to consider how data is being used to make decisions that can marginalize people, exacerbate inequalities, perpetuate bias, and chill fundamental freedoms.
We need to focus on unequal wealth, not just incomes, and seek structural change.
When we make diversity, equity, and inclusion a staffing priority, our work has greater impact.
Artists exploring emerging tools like augmented reality, AI, and bio-tech can use these tools to advance inclusion and equity. But artists must confront the fact that the tools themselves are not neutral—indeed, they can uphold the same forms of discrimination many of us are fighting against.
How can we ensure that large numbers of trees are able to reduce emissions and suck up more carbon? One important answer is to give indigenous peoples and traditional communities greater rights to the forests where they live.
Addressing the future of work is central to the mission of The Ford Foundation, and also essential to the stability and success of our democracy.
Here’s how mapping technology are helping Indigenous Peoples and traditional communities in Brazil prove that they are the best #Guardiansoftheforest
Joy Buolamwini is fighting the “coded gaze” – a term she uses to describe bias in algorithms that can lead to social exclusion and discriminatory practices. She is one of the many people in #PublicInterestTech working on algorithmic justice.
Disability rights leader and Ford Fellow Judy Heumann discusses the essential findings of her new report, Road Map for Inclusion: Changing the Face of Disability in Media.