Data & Society studies the social implications of data-centric technologies, automation, and AI.

Through empirical research and active engagement, our work illuminates the values and decisions that drive these systems — and shows why they must be grounded in equity and human dignity.

How societies choose to design and govern technology will determine our collective future. As part of a vibrant and growing field, we work to highlight these stakes and help shape solutions.

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Data & Society is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research institute. We are committed to the independence and autonomy of Data & Society’s initiatives and convenings. We do not accept funding that would affect our ability to pursue work free of external interference, and we fiercely protect the independence of our researchers and fellows in their intellectual activities and individual funding relationships. Read more in our statement on organizational independence and gift acceptance.