All Content

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

In the News: Sara-Jayne Terp’s quest to quash misinformation

"She's also cautiously optimistic about the strength of the network that's under assault. On her road trip, Terp says, the more she drove, the more hopeful she became. ­People were proud of their cities, loved their communities. She saw that when people have something concrete to fight for, they are less prone to end up in phantom battles against illusory enemies. “You have to involve ­people in their own solution,” she says. By creating a world where misinformation makes more sense, Terp hopes more people will be able to reject it."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

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

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.