Big data, algorithms, and blockchain have begun to shape our daily lives: from how we get our news, to what we buy, to our likelihood of getting arrested. These invisible forces personalize our experiences and create conveniences. But as this data crunching and mining wield greater power in our lives, we must consider who designs these tools, who benefits from them, and who is left out of the equation altogether. Meet the leaders asking these questions and finding answers in the power of data for the greater good.
Doug Galen, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Stanford Graduate School of Business; CEO, RippleWorks
Brett Gaylor, Commissioning Editor, Mozilla Foundation
Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X
Mbwana Alliy, Founder and Managing Partner, Savannah Fund
Megan Price, Executive Director, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Ramesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor and Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab, University of California, Los Angeles
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