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Welcome to the week!

Holy smokes, it’s May. I got excited last week and started transplanting my garden outdoors (it then proceeded to frost over every morning afterwards, I may have whatever the opposite of a green thumb is, but we’re living and learning).

Anyways, buckle up, it’s news time!

This week:

  • 🛰️ Methane MRV tech

  • 🫀Anger and heart disease

  • ♻️Composting bioplastics

  • 📰 News vs AI

  • And more

Have a great week,

— Willow

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New Shit Giver Rita wants to help solve “AI ethics. As one of the (unfortunately) few women studying and planning to work in the field of computer science, and one of the people who also care about and value the humanities (or at least, something more than just making the technology work)..... I want to shape the future of human-machine interaction.

I want to take all the fuzzy ideas, hopes, dreams, and fears, and turn them into concrete steps and policies that get us to the future we want to see. I want to tackle all the thorny issues of ethics, copyright, privacy, and profit when it comes to AI. “

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Last week’s most popular Action Step was investing the Gavi Matching Fund to help roll-out vaccines globally.

  • 🌏️ Donate to Women in AI Ethics to elevate diverse voices in tech.

  • Volunteer with Tech Shift and organize for a more just technological future.

  • 🌎️ Get educated about the social implications of tech with research from Data & Society.

  • Be heard about transparency in AI training data and ask your representative to support the AI Disclosure Act (and read this interview in The Markup about the need for governments to step up regulating AI)

  • Invest in tech for good and help scale climate tech with Carbon Equity.

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