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While the first generations of tech-for-good work took a solutionist approach to addressing existing problems with new technology, scholars and activists are driving growing awareness of the problems with technology itself. By exposing the negative consequences, intended or otherwise, of tech, these communities draw attention to issues with tech-centric approaches. Not all of the projects here adopt an ethics lens in their work, but we use it here for simplicity's sake.

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Tech Policy Design Lab

A space for policymakers, tech companies and web users to shape a safer, more empowering web.

Black Tech Agenda and Scorecard

Black communities need an affirmative vision of technology that protects our civil rights and advances our needs. A campaign nominated for a 2023 Webby Award.

Runaway Technology

In an era of corporate surveillance, artificial intelligence, deep fakes, genetic modification, automation, and more, law often seems to take a back seat to rampant technological change.

Startups & Society Initiative

We are a non-profit think/do tank supporting founders and the startup ecosystem in building more equitable, world-positive tech companies.

Mozilla AI

Mozilla AI

Mountain View, CA, USA

A startup — and community — building trustworthy and open-source AI.

Sharing and Caring EU

The main objective of this action is to develop a European network of actors focusing on the development of collaborative economy models and platforms and on social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice focused approach.

Own Your Data Foundation

We equip every individual with the tools they need to live a safe, protected, and informed digital life.

Tech Matters

Tech Matters

Palo Alto

We help social change leaders understand what tech can and can’t do, and build the tech solutions behind solving a social problem.

Responsible Computing Challenge

Responsible Computing Challenge

Mountain View, CA, USA

The Responsible Computing Challenge - supported by the Mellon Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, USAID, Mozilla - fund academic teams that combine faculty and practitioners from Computing, Humanities, Library and Information Science, and Social Science fields in order to reimagine how the next generation of technologists will be educated.

Platform://Democracy

Platform://Democracy

Humboldt-Institut Berlin, Invalidenstraße, Berlin, Germany

The project "Platform://Democracy: Platform Councils as Tools to Democratize Hybrid Online Orders" examines how the rules of discourse on platforms can be aligned with public values

All Tech Is Human

All Tech Is Human

New York City, NY, USA

All Tech Is Human is strengthening the Responsible Tech ecosystem with multiple stakeholders, disciplines, and perspectives so we can tackle wicked tech & society problems.

Deon

deon is a command line tool that allows you to easily add an ethics checklist to your data science projects. We support creating a new, standalone checklist file or appending a checklist to an existing analysis in many common formats.

All Tech Is Human Slack

Our Slack workspace helps individuals in the Responsible Tech ecosystem connect with one another, discuss research, share events, learn about careers and job opportunities, and more. In addition, we have channels for specific locations to allow for people to collaborate based on vicinity.

Mapping Healthy Digital Public Spaces

We are identifying the organizations and leaders creating digital community-building platforms that strengthen our democracy.

Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO)

The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), is the world’s first standalone international organization focusing on the digital economy.

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation UK (CDEI)

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation UK (CDEI)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

The CDEI is a UK government expert body enabling the trustworthy use of data and AI.

Coalition for Independent Technology Research

Our mission is to advance, defend, and sustain the right to ethically study the impact of technology on society.

The World Ethical Data Forum

The World Ethical Data Forum is the only event in the world that embraces the full range of interrelated issues around the use and future of data.

European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency

The European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT) will contribute to a safer, more predictable and trusted online environment for people and business.

Rethinking data and rebalancing digital power

What is a more ambitious vision for data use and regulation that can deliver a positive shift in the digital ecosystem towards people and society?

Ethical Tech Collective

To address ethics and social responsibility in technology, we believe it is important to honor the expertise of many disciplines: anthropology, computer science, critical race and gender studies, data science, design, history, human rights, law, philosophy, political science, science technology & society studies, sociology, and so much more.

Superbloom (formerly Simply Secure)

Superbloom leverages design as a transformative practice to shift power in the tech ecosystem, because everyone deserves technology they can trust.

IASC Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action

While each organization is responsible for its own data, humanitarians under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) – which brings together United Nations (UN) entities, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) consortia and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – need common normative, system-wide guidance to inform individual and collective action and to uphold a high standard for data responsibility in different operating environments.

Data Responsibility Working Group (DRWG)

The Data Responsibility Working Group (DRWG) is a global coordination body working to advance data responsibility across the humanitarian system.

Authoritarian Tech Newsletter

From biometrics to surveillance — when people in power abuse technology, the rest of us suffer. Written by Ellery Biddle.

HX Project

Short for “human experience,” HX is an approach to talking about, engaging with, and designing technology in a way that is aligned with our needs as humans — not users.

Responsible Tech Mentorship Program

All Tech Is Human has developed this free program in order to help build the Responsible Tech pipeline – by facilitating connections and career development among talented students, career changers, and practitioners.

All Tech Is Human Library Podcast Series

The All Tech Is Human Library Podcast is a special 16-part series featuring a series of rapid-fire intimate conversations with academics, AI ethicists, activists, entrepreneurs, public interest technologists, and integrity workers, who help us answer: How do we build a responsible tech future?

EthicalEmail.org

The fundraising spam is out of control. Here's how that happened — and how we take back our inboxes.

Areto Analyzer (formerly ParityBOT)

ParityBOT is a Twitter bot that spins the abuse and toxicity directed at women in politics into positive, uplifting and encouraging messages. The artificial intelligence technology that powers ParityBOT detects and classifies hateful, harmful and toxic tweets directed at women in leadership or public office

Knowing without Seeing

Knowing without Seeing is a research project by Amber Sinha which explores meaningful transparency solutions for opaque algorithms, and privileges comprehension over mere access to information.

Addressing ethical gaps in ‘Technology for Good’: Foregrounding care and capabilities

This paper identifies and addresses persistent gaps in the consideration of ethical practice in ‘technology for good’ development contexts.

Coalition for Independent Tech Research

The mission of the Coalition for Independent Tech Research is to advance, defend, and sustain the right to ethically study the impact of technology on society.

Decolonising Digital Rights

The Digital Freedom Fund and its partner European Digital Rights (EDRi) are in the second phase of an initiative that emerged to decolonise the digital rights field.

Identifying Potential Data Risks and Harms

We set ourselves a task to create a short, simple, and practical resource to help teams who are designing projects to identify potential risks and harms.

Coda Story

Coda Story reports on major currents shaping our world from disinformation to authoritarian technologies to the war on science. Coda stays on these stories to reveal why they matter, how they are connected and where they are heading next.

Omidyar Network - The Tech We Want

Omidyar Network - The Tech We Want

1991 Broadway Street, Suite 200, Redwood City, California 94063

The Tech We Want is four-year, $8 million portfolio of work focused on connecting and empowering a new wave of leaders, companies, and technologies that are built on inclusivity, mutualism, sustainability, accountability, and responsible innovation.

Fraudescorekaart

Fraudescorekaart

Netherlands (Nederland, Holland)

An interactive scorecard where people can see if they would be flagged for social welfare fraud under the Netherlands' broken system

Indigenous data sovereignty

Indigenous data sovereignty

Thailand (Prathet Thai)

Policy decisions on and resource allocations for IEM tend to be made with inadequate data. The focus of the IDS programme is to coordinate a transboundary effort to develop indigenous data with indigenous stewardship.

Prosocial Design Network

A library of design interventions to encourage prosocial behaviors online

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