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Sun, Sep 6, 2020

#GoodTechChoices: Addressing past and current racism in tech and data

This article examines what the data and tech communities can do about racism, specifically instances where tech products and services provide different treatment based on how people present, specifically their skin color, names, and other markers of not being what 'white' which is a term loaded with both non-inclusive and unjust connotations.

GeoTech Cues by Sara-Jayne Terp

Civil Society Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

#GoodTechChoices: Addressing unjust uses of data against marginalized communities

Data has been weaponized against marginalized communities. Now, it must be transformed to be a force for good.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera and Tom Koch (Guest Author)

Civil Society Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Identifying and fixing disruptions to the global food system

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the GeoTech Center a discussion about food security and creating a disruption-proof agricultural industry. The panel, moderated by Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, considered the current weaknesses in the global food landscape, both within developing countries and more developed economies as well as what could be done to fix such issues.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Sara-Jayne “SJ” Terp is a data nerd with a long history of working on
the hardest data problems she can find. Her background includes
designing unmanned vehicle systems, transport, intelligence, and
disaster data systems with an emphasis on how humans and autonomous
systems work together; developing crowdsourced advocacy tools,
managing innovations, teaching data science to Columbia’s
international development students, designing probabilistic network
algorithms, working as a pyrotechnician, and CTO of the UN’s big data
team.

She founded Bodacea Light Industries to focus on misinformation
mechanisms and counters, worked with the Global Disinformation Index
to create an independent disinformation rating system, and ran a
Credibility Coalition working group on the application of information
security principles to misinformation. Terp holds degrees in artificial
intelligence and pattern analysis and neural networks.