Social Thinking for CS Education
Technology is disrupting, destabilizing, and transforming many aspects of the labor force. Data & Society seeks to better understand emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, with a special focus on structural inequalities.
The goal of this project is to better understand exactly how existing and proposed policies affect connected learning initiatives and where and when student data can and should be used. We are working with technology developers, policymakers, and researchers to identify and address issues that hinder efforts to empower young people and advance their learning opportunities.
The Intelligence and Autonomy initiative develops policy research connecting the dots between robots, algorithms, and automation. Our goal is to reframe debates around the rise of machine intelligence.
What is the future of human rights and human security in a data-saturated world? In today’s global digital ecosystem, cell phones can document and distribute images of physical violence. Drones and satellites can assess disasters from afar. Big Data collected from social media can provide real-time awareness about political protests. Yet practitioners, researchers, and policymakers face unique challenges and opportunities when assessing technological benefit, risk, and harm. How can these technologies be used responsibly to assist people in need, prevent abuse, and protect from harm?
Privacy is a theme that arises in the context of most of Data & Society’s work, and contributions to our understanding of the issues at play have come from all corners of the community.
Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development.
A collection of reading and links to tide you over, while D&S takes an August break from newsletters and public events...
Our Enabling Connected Learning initiative has released new primers on accountability and personalized learning...
Working with “big data” isn't easy, especially when it involves social data...
NEW YORK – July 27, 2016 – Data & Society, a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-driven technology, will promote greater understanding of...
In this primer, D&S researcher Monica Bulger defines the boundaries of “personalized learning,” explores the needs that various personalized learning systems aim to meet, and highlights the tensions between...
D&S fellow and technical writer Martha Poon responds to Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier’s Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, challenging their premise...
Databite No. 86: Tim Maughan on the hidden network that keeps the world running
Data & Society Research Institute
36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Reporters and media:firstname.lastname@example.org.