Joint Center Talks About AI Bias on FIU Podcast ‘Tech Conversations’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined FIU Ratcliffe Art +Design Incubator’s podcast, Tech Conversations to discuss platform accountability, broadband access privacy, algorithm experience, and how AI bias can “produce discriminatory outcomes for communities of color.” Listen to the full episode below.

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Partnership on AI Releases Agenda on ‘Redesigning AI for Shared Prosperity’

The Partnership on AI released “Redesigning AI for Shared Prosperity: An Agenda,” is a foundational document of the AI and Shared Prosperity Initiative “outlining practical questions stakeholders need to collectively find answers to in order to successfully steer AI toward expanding access to good jobs—and away from eliminating them.” The Joint Center Vice President Jessica…

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Joint Center Presents on Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Equity

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison presented an overview of policy challenges and opportunities in digital equity to the Workforce Matters Steering Committee. Dominique also shared insights from the Joint Center’s upcoming report on broadband in the Black Rural South. Watch her presentation below. Remarks by Dr. Dominique Harrison to the Workforce Matters…

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March Jobs Data Shows Some Promise for Black Economic Recovery

By Aleya Jones and Jessica Fulton In March, the unemployment rate for Black workers decreased slightly, but a deeper look into the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March 2021 Employment Situation Report signals the need for sustained investments in Black communities to ensure that Black workers are not left behind as the economy continues to…

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Joint Center Hosts Roundtable on Data Privacy & Black Communities

The Joint Center hosted an invite-only roundtable to identify key data privacy concerns for Black communities. Attendees explored critical privacy issues and big data practices that produce discriminatory outcomes for Black communities. The meeting was organized around two themes: 1). Big Data and Black Communities and 2) The Role of Federal Agencies & Anti-Discrimination Laws.…

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Joint Center Joins Senate Broadband Caucus Virtual Discussion on ‘Broadband Priorities for 2021 and Beyond’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined the Senate Broadband Caucus for a virtual discussion on “broadband priorities for 2021 and beyond.” Other panelists included NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association CEO Shirley Bloomfield and Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition CEO John Windhausen. Pew Charitable Trusts Manager Kathryn de Wit moderated the…

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