Algorithms and the Social Fabric: Accountability, Governance and Ethics

David Sangokoya, Emmanuel Letouzé, Natalie Shoup Blog

Algorithms are profoundly changing the world we live in; they seem to be everywhere, yet often hidden and generally poorly understood by the general public. They are referred to as ‘black boxes,’ concealing sophisticated mechanisms that crunch citizen-consumers’ data to make predictions that turn into prescriptions, and lock these subjects into their condition. However, the rise of algorithms may also … Read More

Save the Date! Our 3rd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy

David Sangokoya News

#digitisingEU #FuturoBigData “Big Data: ¿oportunidades sin límite?” Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30a – 1:30p Casa del Lector. Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera, 14. Madrid, Spain In the last decade, society has witnessed a digital revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. The Big Data Revolution helps us to spot socially valuable insights or … Read More

Promoting a “people-centered” data revolution at the World Humanitarian Summit—and beyond

David Sangokoya, Emmanuel Letouzé Blog

Data-Pop Alliance will co-host two side events during the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held in Istanbul, Turkey this week: a remote side event with UNOCHA in New York on May 23rd, and an official WHS side event in Istanbul with UNDP, UNICEF and WFP, on May 24th. Both events will deal with the applications and implications of data and … Read More

Big Data and Migration, Part 1

David Sangokoya, Emmanuel Letouzé Blog

This is the first in a series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and migration. People have always been on the move—whether to seek refuge from war and persecution, find jobs and create businesses, flee in the aftermath of natural disasters, or get a degree somewhere else. From country to city, … Read More