Is AI Bias a Corporate Social Responsibility Issue? Executive Summary For businesses that want to build fair and accurate AI systems, the question most often posed is, how do we drive bias out of the training data? Corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns can provide an opportunity for businesses to create more fair and accurate training datasets by using CSR budgets to combat the underlying social issues that lead to the introduction of bias in the first place. These companies could hire critical public interest technologists — teams made up of computer scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, legal scholars, and activists — to develop strategies to develop more fair and accurate training data. Non-profit technology Nonprofit technology is the deliberative use of technology by nonprofit organizations to maximize potential in numerous areas, primarily in supporting the organization mission and meeting reporting requirements to funders and regulators. Types of technology do not differ between nonprofit and for profit organizations. Nonprofit technology is differentiated by specific strategies and purposes.
Use Facebook Questions for Your Nonprofit Unlike the Q&A site Quora, Facebook Questions allows brands to ask and answer questions. On Quora you have to be a person, but Facebook Questions uses your nonprofit’s Page and avatar as your Facebook Questions identity. Quora is great for professionals and those that want to spend time building their personal brand online, but I think Facebook’s decision to allow brands to use Questions was smart. Very smart. The vast majority of nonprofits are more interested in building the brand name of their nonprofit, not the brand name of their nonprofit staff and when used strategically, Facebook Questions allows nonprofits to build the fan base inside the Facebook community. Step One :: Add Questions to Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page
Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog — Written for do-it-yourself nonprofit marketers and one-person nonprofit communications departments. Recent Posts From All Categories A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Beth Ritter Ruback Apr 14Posted by Kristina Leroux, Community Engagement Manager 5 Fun, Free Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Info Products We're not trying to pull a lame pick up line on you, but do you come here often? If so, you might like to subscribe to our free articles by email for the freshest stuff sent straight to your inbox. :) This is a guest post by Melissa Chitwood Vandermeer of Zayth.com.
Information and communication technologies for development Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) refers to the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the fields of socioeconomic development, international development and human rights. The theory behind this is that more and better information and communication furthers the development of a society. Aside from its reliance on technology, ICT4D also requires an understanding of community development, poverty, agriculture, healthcare, and basic education. This makes ICT4D appropriate technology and if it is shared openly open source appropriate technology. Richard Heeks suggests that the I in ICT4D is related with “library and information sciences”, the C is associated with “communication studies", the T is linked with “information systems", and the D for “development studies”. It is aimed at bridging the digital divide and aid economic development by fostering equitable access to modern communications technologies.
Announcing: Open Foresight & The Future of Facebook Project In a world characterized by increasing complexity and accelerating change, we need tools that help us understand future possibilities in order to make more informed decisions today. The field of Futures Studies, or Strategic Foresight, has already developed many such tools, but they are still not commonly utilized by the general public. So, I’ve partnered up with a colleague, Alvis Brigis, to help elevate the ‘futures thinking’ meme. We’re developing a process called Open Foresight, which aims to serve as an updated model for harvesting collective insight, generating scenarios, and creating strategic roadmaps into the future. By combining available data, opinions from the experts, and the conventional wisdom of the crowds, we’ll be able to analyze a topic from a wide range of perspectives and viewpoints. We’ll then distill that down into a series of animation-rich videos that summarize these insights.
Companies For Good By Allison McGuire | @CaliMcG We're excited to announce the release of our newest Good Card case study! Datalogix, a company that provides marketing infrastructure for the data driven era by connecting digital advertising to offline sales, uses Network for Good's, Good Card® to incentivize employee referrals. Six Ways to Get More Website Traffic From Your Facebook Page (Timeline) One benefit of having a Facebook Page is that once you build up a healthy community, you can start directing them to your website to join an email list, sign a petition, donate or take come other action. But have you optimized your Facebook Page for this purpose? Here are six ways to increase the amount of website traffic you’re getting specifically from your Facebook Page: 1. Optimize your Info Tab – Your info tab should be optimized for search and viewers (overlapping goals).
GPS bracelet uses social media to protect Civil Rights Activists The Civil Rights Defenders have issued their first batch of GPS bracelets that will alert the CRDs' headquarters, other nearby activists, and the entirety of the CRDs' social media following if the bracelet's owner is ever kidnapped. The first 5 bracelets were issued from April 2nd through April 5th during the Civil Rights Defenders' conference, Defenders' Days. The CRD plans on issuing 55 of these bracelets over the next year and a half. The bracelets are described as a personal alarm, and the product is called the "Natalia Project". It was named after Natalia Estemirova, a human rights defender who, in 2009, was murdered within 24 hours of being kidnapped.