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What if we told you that tech can solve real social problems? Fast Forward hosts discussions with tech luminaries, philanthropists, and social sector leaders on how we can advance social justice through technology.

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What if we told you that tech can solve real social problems? Fast Forward hosts discussions with tech luminaries, philanthropists, and social sector leaders on how we can advance social justice through technology.

    The Future of Work

    The Future of Work

    What’s required to strengthen the workers movement in an era of automation? How can tech, risk, and experimentation unlock power for the working class? Carmen Rojas, CEO of the Workers Lab, and Aki Ito, Bloomberg Tech Editor, discuss. This is a recording from their fireside chat at Fast Forward's tech for good summit, Accelerate Good Global. 

    • 26 min
    Can Tech Defend Our Civil Liberties?

    Can Tech Defend Our Civil Liberties?

    The “Trump Bump” was real, and catapulted the ACLU into a tech-driven civic engagement strategy. How can digital tools and open data advance democracy? ACLU CTO Marco Carbone, ACLU Product Design Lead Allen Tan, and Senior TechCrunch Reporter Megan Rose Dickey, discuss. This is a recording from Fast Forward's tech for good summit, Accelerate Good Global. 

    • 27 min
    Mission: Possible

    Mission: Possible

    7 years ago Evan Marwell set out to connect all students in U.S. public schools with high-speed internet. Today, 97% of students are connected. What does it take to reach coveted mission achievement? Evan Marwell, Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, and Shannon Farley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fast Forward, discuss. This was recorded at Fast Forward's tech for good summit, Accelerate Good Global. 

    • 25 min
    Can AI Stop Sex Trafficking?

    Can AI Stop Sex Trafficking?

    The Internet enabled a new era of child sexual abuse. Now tech nonprofits, tech giants, and the latest advances in artificial intelligence have set out to defeat it. Julie Cordua, CEO of Thorn, and Megan Rose Dickey, Senior Reporter at TechCrunch, discuss. This was recorded at Fast Forward's tech for good summit, Accelerate Good Global. 

    • 26 min
    Recoding Tech's Incentives

    Recoding Tech's Incentives

    Tech promises to improve our lives, but in many cases has done the inverse by exploiting human behavior. How can we rethink tech’s incentives to create more ethical products? Tristan Harris, Co-Founder of The Center for Humane Technology, and Lizza Dwoskin, Silicon Valley Correspondent at Washington Post, discuss. This is a recording from their fireside chat at Fast Forward’s tech for good summit, Accelerate Good Global.

    • 27 min
    Why Open Source is More Important Now Than Ever

    Why Open Source is More Important Now Than Ever

    Tech nonprofits are tackling problems so immense, they may not be solved in our lifetimes. Can open sourcing be the answer to expedited impact? Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer at Mozilla; Admas Kanyagia, Director of Social Impact, GitHub; and Aston Motes, Director of Engineering, UnitedMasters, discuss. This conversation was recorded at Fast Forward's tech for good summit, Accelerate Good Global 2019.

    • 25 min

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