Public interest tech is about all of us. To thrive, it needs the talent and dedication of people, organizations, and funders.
“We need every citizen to be knowledgeable and informed.”
– Jennifer Helsby, data scientist and researcher
Research analysts translate data into digestible information. Those who work at the intersection of data and social good—like like ACLU of Massachusetts Technology Fellow Fellow Nasser Eldroos and physicist-turned-data scientist Suchana Seth—are also using their expertise to serve the greater public good. We call them public interest technologists.
“I’m a champion for good!”
“We need to develop standards against algorithmic bias.” Suchana Seth, a physicist-turned-data scientist, talks about the perils of prediction errors and the importance of developing algorithms that are more fair, transparent, and accountable.
Reports and Studies