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#100 - The 2023 Impact Summit, Global AI Governance, & Civic Tech Fellowships!
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First wave applications for the Impact Summit 2023 are due tomorrow, June 15! The summit will take place August 5-6th in New York City, featuring a roster of amazing speakers, networking events, an opportunity to meet incredible people, and so much more! Join us in envisioning technology towards equity and social change. The summit is free for attendees!
🗣️ Google Translate is now able to speak Sorani Kurdish thanks to the volunteer work of Bokan Jaff who states "It is a time of technology. Now, Kurdish Sorani is a global language."
◼️ Reddit communities went dark in response to the company's intent to charge developers access to the Reddit API, similar to Twitter.
Introducing Tekalo! It’s a new platform that matches software engineers, product managers, designers and data analysts to full-time and part-time opportunities at a select set of impact-driven and public service organizations! If you are currently interested in part-time or full time work at an impact driven organization, we encourage you to submit an application here!
CarbonChain is helps companies track carbon emissions to create a net-zero economy, and they're looking for a software engineer to work in NY!
The Design, Development & Innovation Division with the U.S. Department of State is looking for an Information Technology Specialist to serve as a human-centered and user experience advisor!
The Presidential Innovation Fellows bring the best of data science, design, engineering, product, and systems thinking into government. For one year, you use your powers for good alongside incredible civil servants. Then, you join their alumni community of 150+ technologists advancing mission-driven solutions at local, national, and international levels. Apply by June 23!
AI4ALL is transforming the pipeline of AI practitioners and creating a more inclusive, human-centered discipline. They empower students to be AI Changemakers by cultivating an environment where they develop skills in critical thinking and relationship-building, and expertise in responsible AI. They are looking for a Program Associate!
What We’re Reading
🌳 The Breakthrough Institute is known for their controversial opinions on the use of technology in solving the climate crisis, advocating for nuclear energy, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and more. Critics argue their ideas can cause more harm than good.
🌎 Don’t worry, this is not another AI open letter, but a paper meandering into all the complexities of global AI governance!
Sesame Solar is responding to disaster with sustainable energy! Their mobile, solar and green hydrogen powered nanogrids give affected communities renewable and reliable power.
Quotes We Love
“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.’” — Kurt Vonnegut