In cities where the tech industry booms, homelessness and under-housing also tend to increase. Homelessness is already an issue that affects an estimated 235,000 Canadians each year. But according to three nonprofits, the same industry that’s contributing to these existing issues holds promise as an innovative way to build, design, and scale new solutions.
With an increase in access to technology, there’s a growing movement for democratizing access to data. Part of that shift has been a call for open government — making government data more accessible and involving citizens in decision-making. To explore the benefits of open government to the world of social impact, we sat down with five passionate public servants leading this work.
In a finance-focused blockchain world, life-saving and life-enhancing use cases will become early indicators of the mainstreaming potential of this technology for social change, says blockchain expert Anne Connelly.
In order to create a future where artificial intelligence helps us create lasting social impact, the social sector needs to catch up. In this final article in James Stauch and Alina Turner’s series on AI and social impact, we explore the five competencies needed in order to successfully realize that future.
The world of tech is famously bad at making its workforce diverse and inclusive. But according to diversity, equity, and inclusion expert Cedric Brown, companies that don't step up their policies and culture run a true risk of being passed over by the next generation of innovators.
Exponential technologies aren’t just for growing business, they are also for growing impact—particularly with a digital-first generation. Here’s what’s essential to understand about exponential technologies in rapidly changing world of impact.