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DataKind UK
UK charity using data in the service of the greater good. We are the UK chapter of
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DataKind May 24
DataKind attended last week’s Launchpad Accelerator for the Impact Challenge. Our volunteer provided grantees with 1:1 coaching sessions and supported coaches with a guide to working with . More to come!
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DataKind UK May 24
Is our community more worried about the impact of data use on civil rights, or the prospect of the singularity? You can probably guess, but read on anyway! Here's what we found out from our recent survey on in .
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Yoti May 21
Are you a developing country researcher, engaged citizen, non-profit or charity employee? If so, we want to hear from you: 📲
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DataKind May 23
Calling all data do-gooders in ! is looking for Core Volunteers to join the chapter. Whether it’s for a Meetup, Project Accelerator, or weekend DataDive, Core Volunteers are passionate about doing good with data. Is that you? Apply by June 3
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AMRC May 23
With the help of we’ve developed a series of questions that our member charities can ask of industry partners when undertaking digital projects. You can download these as a PDF
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DataKind UK May 23
Our fantastic trustee speaks to on responsible use of data & data science- the benefit it provides for social change orgs- citing our work with & the responsibility we have to treat it with respect (legally & ethically).
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DataKind UK May 23
Replying to @OliEllTay
Do add you case to the thread. We can add articles to our further reading list. Our next bookclub on the 3rd July will be on fairness- books/articles yet to be announced. Do send an e-mail to contact[@] and we can invite you
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Google.org May 20
Today we’re announcing the panel of experts who will help select the successful projects for the . Visit the challenge website to see the full list.
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Christine Henry May 22
Thanks to everyone who came to on - really interesting discussions around privacy, power, “frictionless” tech and bias. Next time: Fairness!
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DataKind UK May 22
What kind of social/cultural/political systems would we need in place in order to use without fear of negative repercussions?
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DataKind UK May 22
would be less worrying if we had a society where people were well informed about what they were opting into/trading off in certain circumstances - are we relying on tech activists for this?
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DataKind UK May 22
People tend to care more about user experience & convenience rather than privacy implications, especially when they're not immediately obvious
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DataKind UK May 22
We can already find out a lot about someone just by googling them, we probably don't have as much privacy we think - does this make use of more or less of a problem?
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DataKind UK May 22
What do we lose by replacing human resources with automation? e.g. if you could scan faces to detect certain conditions, like depression, would that help an overburdened health system, or lead to further breakdown of care?
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Robin Penfold May 22
Interesting talk from Andy Haldane. Just to say that I volunteer for , the excellent UK branch of .
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DataKind UK May 22
Replying to @DataKindUK
Time for a quick break - if you have any questions or ideas you want us to consider in part 2, let us know!
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DataKind UK May 22
Replying to @tainab
Book recommendation klaxon! 'IF…THEN: Algorithmic power and politics' by
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DataKind UK May 22
End of part 1... the *one* positive use case we can all agree on is facial scanning in airports, where we expect & agree to high security/surveillance
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DataKind UK May 22
Replying to @DataKindUK
Social context matters Social context matters SOCIAL CONTEXT MATTERS Social context matters Social context matters This is the message from the on in
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DataKind UK May 22
Important to remember - we can put our faith in unbiased technology but even when we're dealing with a machine, we are confronting the human input that made that machine operate the way it does
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