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Tech & Humanity

More and more aspects of our lives are impacted by technology. How will humanity anticipate, mitigate, and manage the consequences of algorithms, artificial intelligence, robots, and more? How do we ensure tech works for the common good? And empowers everyone? Explore what works.

Yuhyun Park

Yeshimabeit Milner

Albert Fox Cahn

Regina Honu


Make Algorithmic Audits As Ubiquitous As Seatbelts

Why We Need Data For Black Lives

February 24, 2021

AI, Health, And The Future Of Human Agency

February 22, 2021

When Police Brutality And Digital Rights Collide – Lessons From Nigeria

February 22, 2021

The Erosion of Privacy, And Why We Need a New Social Contract

February 22, 2021

Making The Internet Work For All. Why Multiplicity Is More Important Than Singularity.

February 20, 2021

Could Data Transform The Lives Of 500 Million Smallholder Farmers Worldwide?

February 19, 2021

Traditional Fishers—The Unsung Heroes Of Ocean Conservation

February 10, 2021

Deaf Culture, Deaf Creatives, And The Quest For Language Exposure

When Gatekeepers Become Allies, Everybody Wins

The New Longevity: Brazil’s Gig Economy For Seniors

Good Journalism Explores Solutions

December 15, 2020

Why We Must Update The Law For The Digital Age

November 23, 2020

Organized Crime Is Destroying Our Planet. We Need To Spot The Patterns.

Seeing The Unseen: The Bias Of Algorithms

Yeshimabeit Milner on why we need data for Black lives
September 3, 2020

Lessons From The Frontlines: Preparing A Global Vaccine Workforce

From Surveillance To Agency: How To Center The Internet On Humanity

From Competition To Sharing: How Sharon Terry Revolutionized Medical Research

Engage With The Signal: Why We Need To Do More Than Shutting Hate Speech Down

Misinformation Spreads Faster Than Coronavirus: How A Social Organization In Turkey Is Fighting Fake News

Fact-Checking Stories About Covid-19

How a worldwide network of scientists, organized by Fellow Emmanuel Vincent, is kept very busy.

Respirators From 3D Printers

How the Spanish maker community, led by Ashoka Fellow David Cuartielles, fights Covid-19 from their...

AI, Solidarity And The Future Of Humanity

November 19, 2019

News Hour

Nigeria’s Twitter ban & what it means for democracy

Wednesday, June 30
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Strengthening Human Rights in the Digital Age

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April 28, 2021
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Addressing algorithmic bias & building better tech

Ashoka Live

April 21, 2021
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The right to sign: Deaf children and early language access

Ashoka Live

April 28, 2021
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Mutualism and the Next Economy

Ashoka Live

March 17, 2021
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Why We Must Update The Social Contract For the Digital Age

January 13, 2021
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Future Proofing Digital Rights

November 18, 2020
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Strengthening Democracy Together

November 17, 2020
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Recommitting to Democracy

Recommitting to Democracy

October 28, 2020
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Why we need data for Black lives

September 2, 2020


How do we protect our rights? Update the law

Who makes decisions in the age of machines?

Who is winning? Sharing profits

Whose voice are we missing? Correcting bias in data and AI