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The Tenuous Relationship Between Technology and Social Innovation

Featuring Kelly Born, Arisha Hatch, & Rob Reich

Rob Reich, a Marc and Laura Andreessen faculty co-director of Stanford PACS, moderates a conversation about the promise and peril of technology in civil society. Reich is joined by Kelly Born, a program manager at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative, and Arisha Hatch, managing director of campaigns at Color of Change.

(Illustration by Shonagh Rae)

The Science of What Makes People Care

By Ann Christiano & Annie Neimand 10

Effective communication is not simply about getting your message out. It requires you to strategically tap into what shapes people’s feelings and values. Here we share five principles pulled from social science that will help you connect your work to what people care most about.

Fostering a Human-Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence

Featuring Fei-Fei Li & Johanna Mair

Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist of artificial intelligence at Google Cloud and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, advocates for an approach to AI that emphasizes human psychology, augmentation rather than replacement, and social and human impact.

Embracing Emerging Technology for Social Change

Featuring Katherine Milligan, Keller Rinaudo, Kristin Groos Richmond & David Risher 1

Katherine Milligan, who directs the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, interviews leaders from organizations harnessing tech tools like drones and e-readers for social good.