Humanity is Not a KPI with Meena Das

Why IT Matters

Sep 28 2022 • 58 mins

Listen to this episode to learn how data can be shaped toward human dignity. It’s easy to get bogged down in abstraction when it comes to understanding the importance of data in our world. What we collect informs what we accelerate and act upon, and unless what we collect inclusively represents our humanity, what we accelerate will continue to exclude. Our guest Meena Das walks us through a tactical series of connections that will better inform our data collection mechanisms and lead to greater impact and empowerment for humanity. The most important takeaway from today’s discussion is that what moves us towards better outcomes isn’t rooted in performative or feel-good intentions but requires us to return to our roots of connection with each other, first and foremost. Otherwise, everything else built on top of our data collection, including artificial intelligence and public policy, will remain part of the enforcement of power and privilege rather than democratizing the same.

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