“We need everybody to add your perspectives, to add your voice so that we can develop technologies that can work for all of us and not just some of us."

- Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League

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The Ford Foundation is working with a community of partners to develop a path for people to use their technology skills to change the world for the better: the professional field of public interest technology. Public interest technology is just what it sounds like—technology used to serve the public good. That can mean working to ensure that as the US census goes online for the first time, it is accessible and accurate. It can mean researching the negative side effects of using artificial intelligence in our criminal justice system, or even developing technical standards that emphasize privacy and free expression.

To thrive, it needs the talent and dedication of people, organizations, and funders. Which one are you?


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People using technology to change the world for the better.

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Nonprofits putting technology to work for the public good.

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