The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya – gpgmail

[ad_1] People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious child molester and human trafficker who also happened to be a billionaire philanthropist and managed […]

How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest – gpgmail

[ad_1] Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. But when he was named president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the […]

Teaching ethics in computer science the right way with Georgia Tech’s Charles Isbell – gpgmail

[ad_1] The new fall semester is upon us, and at elite private colleges and universities, it’s hard to find a trendier major than Computer Science. It’s also becoming more common for such institutions to prioritize integrating ethics into their CS studies, so students don’t just learn about how to build software, but whether or not […]

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray – gpgmail

[ad_1] The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point. This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United […]

Tech leaders condemn tech’s role in elevating white supremacy – gpgmail

[ad_1] A group of tech leaders has banned together to speak out against white supremacy and rampant hate speech on tech platforms. The group, Build Tech We Trust, refers to itself as a collective of tech CEOs, activists, changemakers and workers who are committed to countering hate and terrorism. In a public letter published today, […]

Why AI needs more social workers, with Columbia University’s Desmond Patton – gpgmail

[ad_1] Sometimes it does seem the entire tech industry could use someone to talk to, like a good therapist or social worker. That might sound like an insult, but I mean it mostly earnestly: I am a chaplain who has spent 15 years talking with students, faculty, and other leaders at Harvard (and more recently […]

Inside the history of Silicon Valley labor, with Louis Hyman – gpgmail

[ad_1] As I wrote for gpgmail recently, immigration is not an issue always associated with tech — not even when thinking about the ethics of technology, as I do here. So when I was moved to tears a few weeks ago, on seeing footage of groups of 18 Jewish protestors link arms to block the […]

Ethics in the age of autonomous vehicles – gpgmail

[ad_1] Earlier this month, gpgmail held its inaugural Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra Crunch is offering members access to full transcripts of key panels and conversations from the event, such as Megan Rose […]