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#104 - New Social Impact Tech Guide, Content Moderation with GPT-4, & Social Impact Hackathon!
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At the Impact Summit this year, we officially announced the launch of our Social Impact Tech Guide! Whether you’re an undergrad considering working in tech or years into your tech career, this is for you! It’ll guide you through transitioning into social impact tech & give you all the resources you need to get there.
The Guide is great for both individuals using it on their own & going through it in groups. If you’d like to form a group to do it together, sign up here & we’ll be in touch :)
In the News
🪙 Without a cash withdrawal option from Worldcoin, Kenyans are turning to the country’s informal crypto economy — and some are losing their coins in the process.
🤖 OpenAI has proposed a new way to moderate content by prompting GPT-4 to make moderation judgements itself via a test set of content examples.
The Trestle Network is a community of technologists who work on an ongoing freelance basis with some of the most critical technological challenges for the progressive movement this year and beyond. Trestle is looking for Software Engineers from all backgrounds and walks of life who have experience and passion for building inclusive, human-centered, accessible and secure digital products and services that are critical to the success of movement groups, non-profits, progressive candidates and committees. Applications are open now for part and full time opportunities.
Project: Empower’s vision is to solve problems in underprivileged communities through code. They’re hosting a hackathon this weekend that’s fully online and has over $100k in prizes — sign up here!
Future Shock is a breathless account of the future published in 1970, which describes Future Shock as "the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time," leading to the development of odd social phenomena, such as psychedelic churches and science cities.
What We’re Reading
Are You Playing to Play, or Playing to Win? details common patterns we fall into where we become “shackled by self-imposed handicaps as to never have any hope of being truly good at a game.” It walks through limiting beliefs we have about how we must perform in order to win & how we can break out of that mindset.
Quotes We Love
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
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