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TiHS Episode 35: Meenakshi Das – on building human-centric AI

Welcome to episode 35 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das. Meena is working on a number of interesting areas around nonprofit technology, but what I wanted to focus on in this conversation is her work around Human-Centric AI.

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TiHS Episode 21: Laura Mannix – innovation is in our sector’s DNA

Laura Mannix is the Director of Community Development at DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society. I spoke with Laura to talk about her work bringing social innovation culture into her organization, as well as how DIVERSECity has been able to pivot remotely. We talk about what all of that has meant for the kind of community work that they do and how it relates to newcomer and community engagement as well.

Settlement and Integration Sector Virtual Learning Exchange panel

Recording: Settlement and Integration Sector Virtual Learning Exchange

This is a recording and notes from presentations at an immigrant and refugee-serving sector-only virtual event on June 16, 2020. I was honored to moderate the panel. The panelists focused on technological adaptations made to settlement service delivery due to COVID-19, share promising practices and challenges, as well as other outcomes from the sector discussion.

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Survey: immigrant and refugee-serving sector experience with your shift to remote/digital work. How are you?

So often we don’t focus on the helpers. I think it’s important to do that now and always. Immigrant and refugee-serving organizations have suddenly started working and serving clients remotely. So we quickly created a sector survey to check in with workers and leadership during this time of everyone suddenly moving to remote/digital work.

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TiHS Episode 14: Jennifer Chan – moving a design lab online when a pandemic closes your organization’s door

In this interview, Jennifer Chan of North York Community House talks about how she quickly decided to move an upcoming design lab online with her team of facilitators and twenty youth researchers.

3 Reasons Why the Future of Work is People-First

Much of the current writing on AI is about how AI will replace some human functions, but just as much on how important humans will remain (and perhaps more so) in the future. Current writing also emphasizes the importance of the choices we make now about AI, innovation and technology. It’s not all quite as out of our control as the tech bros might want you to believe.