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The Science of What Makes People Care

By Ann Christiano & Annie Neimand 3

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

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.

Journalism’s Savior?

By Corey Binns

Civil, a journalism platform built on blockchain technology and funded by cryptocurrency, aims to protect reporters while restoring public trust in the fourth estate.

The Code for Success

By Festus Iyorah 1

Girls Coding, a free after-school and weekend program run by Pearls Africa Foundation, seeks to create a pathway out of poverty and bring its students into Nigeria’s male-dominated technology sector.