LWL #40 Engineering the Future? AI Laboratories Around the World

Anthony Deen, Evelin Lasarga, Guillermo Romero, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Sep 08 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #40 Engineering the Future ? AI Laboratories Around the World It seems that we are witnessing significant progress in the development of AI systems and technologies almost daily. Behind the scenes, there are many dedicated organizations, laboratories, and research centers that are working arduously towards finding solutions to pressing issues. There are the well-known big tech giants, … Read More

LWL #39 The Data Police: How AI and Big Data are Reshaping Crime Prevention

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Emmanuel Letouzé, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz Aug 10 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #39 The Data Police: How AI and Big Data are Reshaping Crime Prevention Imagine being able to detect crime hotspots in your city, use facial recognition software to match camera footage from a robbery with a database of images, or even predict the likelihood of a crime (including time and location) before it occurs. While this might … Read More

LWL #38 Algorithmic Justice: The Next Civil Rights Frontier?

Anthony Deen, Mariana Rozo Paz, Sara Ortiz, Yara Antoniassi Jun 15 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #38 Algorithmic Justice: The Next Civil Rights Frontier? “The first duty of society is justice” – Wendell Phillips When you think of “civil rights”, many things probably come to mind. Generations-long struggles for racial or gender equality and equal protection for other disenfranchised communities are most commonly associated with the phrase. What you do not think of, … Read More

LWL #37 The Future of Health? How Big Data and AI are Reshaping Modern Medicine

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Diana Montero, Mariana Rozo Paz, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz May 11 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #37 The Future of Health? How Big Data and AI are Reshaping Modern Medicine Health care is one sector for which the massive amount of data produced daily holds great promise. Data from electronic health records, medical devices and health-related apps (and other sources) has grown so large that they exceed human capabilities for analysis. This is … Read More

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Bertille Kerouault

Anthony Deen, Bertille Kerouault Apr 18 2022 Blog

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Bertille Kerouault Share In the “Alumni Series”, we catch up with former Data-Pop Alliance interns to hear about their experiences working with DPA, what they learned, and how it helped them on their career paths. The second edition features Communications Officer Anthony Deen (AD) interviewing former Intern Bertille Kerouault (BK), who worked with DPA in 2021 … Read More

LWL #36 Crisis Data: New Technology and Humanitarian Emergencies

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz, Yara Antoniassi Mar 30 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #36 Crisis Data: New Technology in Humanitarian Emergencies Accurate data is pivotal to identifying and responding to the needs of those impacted by a variety of shocks, including violent conflicts, environmental disasters, epidemics, and other life-threatening emergencies. By gathering and processing personal, public, and geographic data, aid organizations, humanitarian workers and other relevant actors are able to … Read More

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Shivika Singh

Anthony Deen, Natalie Grover, Shivika Singh Mar 14 2022 Blog

DPA Alumni Series Interview: Shivika Singh Share In the “Alumni Series”, we catch up with former Data-Pop Alliance interns to hear about their experiences working with DPA, what they learned, and how it helped them on their career paths. The first edition features Managing Director Natalie Grover (NG) interviewing former Intern Shivika Singh (SS), who worked with DPA in 2018. NG: … Read More

LWL#35 The Future of Financial Inclusion: How New Technologies are Reshaping FinTech

Anthony Deen, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz, Yara Antoniassi Mar 03 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #35 The Future of Financial Inclusion: How New Technologies are Reshaping FinTech Financial inclusion, or access to formal financial services, (such as bank accounts, credit, and loans) is one of the most valuable tools for breaking cycles of poverty. Unfortunately, an estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide remain “unbanked”, or lacking access to these services; half of which … Read More

LWL #34 The Creative Arts and AI: The Ultimate Collaboration (or Competition?)

Ana Deborah Lana, Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Sara Ortiz Jan 17 2022 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #34 The Creative Arts and AI: The Ultimate Collaboration (or Competition?) Repetitive, structured, and monotonous are adjectives often associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Normally these tools are not linked with being creative, let alone with the creation of art. However, in recent years this perception has changed and, increasingly, artists are breaking barriers … Read More

Gender Data Series: How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Workplace?

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Sara Ortiz Nov 03 2021 Blog

GENDER DATA SERIES How Can Data be Leveraged to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? The “Gender Data Series” includes interviews, videos, and opinion articles with experts from around the globe. The goal of this project is to shed light on issues at the intersection of gender and data; such as health, migration, livelihoods, and gender-based violence (GBV). In the … Read More

LWL #32 Facebook, the Promise and the Peril

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Mariana Rozo Paz, Marie Helena Abou Jaoude, Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Sara Ortiz Oct 27 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #32 Facebook, the Promise and the Peril When speaking about the purpose of his company, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” This leads to a very important question, is Facebook itself living up to this standard? According to a recent whistleblower, … Read More

LWL #31 Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression

Anthony Deen, Ivette Yáñez Soria, Luma Mariath, Mariana Rozo Paz, Sara Ortiz Sep 29 2021 Blog

LINKS WE LIKE #31 Online Harassment and AI Content Moderation: Countering Threats to Freedom of Expression The emergence and popularity of new social networks has opened space for a multitude of virtual interactions between people from diverse backgrounds. Consequently, the internet allows anyone to become a “communicator”, with access to a wide audience to share their views. With the virtual … Read More