Practical Insights on Biometric Data

Apply Now: $500,000 for Ethical Emerging Technology Research Projects

Apply Now: $500,000 for Ethical Emerging Technology Research Projects

Published on: Nov 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Artificial intelligence and other emerging technology are producing serious ethical questions for their creators, promoters, and society at large. How can we examine...
What Digital Technology Systems Are Procured by African Governments?

What Digital Technology Systems Are Procured by African Governments?

Published on: Oct 14 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
What does the public know about transparency and safeguards in the procurement and deployment of Digital Technology Systems in Africa, including biometric identification,...
Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics

Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics

Published on: Jul 03 2021 by Rowena Luk - Comments Off on Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics
Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. We’ll hear first-hand...
How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

Published on: Dec 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?
We can finally foresee the end of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Global pharmaceutical companies are developing vaccines for COVID-19. Soon, there will be widespread...
3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

Published on: Oct 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital identity as a tool of governance promises the inclusion of the marginalised and undocumented populations. There are major efforts globally under programs...
Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Published on: Aug 27 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?
As noted in Technologies of Disempowerment, several technological systems for welfare delivery and social security in India have ended up disempowering many people,...
How Tracking Attendance with Technology Reduces Absenteeism

How Tracking Attendance with Technology Reduces Absenteeism

Published on: Oct 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Health worker absenteeism undermines staff morale and the quality of care patients receive. It wastes health-sector resources and has even been linked to patient...
Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Published on: Mar 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Lesson I: Never take candy from strangers, unless they are a multinational tech corporation When I was younger, I was taught that the ridges and patterns found...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
Apply Now: $1 Million for New Biometric Tools and Chatbots for Digital Financial Services

Apply Now: $1 Million for New Biometric Tools and Chatbots for Digital Financial Services

Published on: May 08 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1 Million for New Biometric Tools and Chatbots for Digital Financial Services
Caribou Digital has launched the DFS Tech imitative to engage scientists, researchers, and engineers to solve hard technical challenges in financial inclusion,...