The State of AI in Advancement - Salesforce.org

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Less than a year ago, leaders in the advancement industry recognized that artificial intelligence (AI) technology was beginning to revolutionize the way fundraising worked. This group was committed to shaping AI's role in the advancement industry so that transformative innovation would happen in a transparent fashion, that AI would result in a positive impact on philanthropic efforts and social good, and that widespread adoption would be accessible to all nonprofit organizations. The 16-member group called itself the AI in Advancement Advisory Council (AAAC) and Gravyty, the first and leading AI company focused solely on social good, is proud to be the catalyst that brought this group together. This positive impact is the mission of the AAAC. "Gravyty is doing much more than bringing AI to advancement. They are creating the necessary dialogue between universities to help draft a language that will ensure that this type of technology is applied in an equitable manner."


LGBT People of Color Cannot Escape Workplace Discrimination--No Matter Where They Work

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A report released last week reveals bias against LGBT employees of color who are working in the nonprofit sector, even in organizations that specifically serve the LGBT community. The Building Movement Project, which provides research and training tools to help nonprofits better connect with the communities they serve, set out to examine attitudes and practices around sexuality and race in the nonprofit sector. They were interested in understanding how race affects the career opportunities of minorities and how sexuality also affects professional advancement. They then present possible solutions that could reduce the gaps between white and nonwhite advancement at both LGBT and non-LGBT oriented nonprofits. Their report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap finds that when it comes to professional advancement, even within explicitly LGBT-focused organizations, LGBT people of color face more challenges compared to their white counterparts or straight people of color.



Program New pathways to gender and equality in research and innovation in the European Union

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The conference focuses on four main themes and will be augmented by additional discussions. Our key themes are structural and institutional change in gender equality in R&I; a broader concept of equality in R&I; digitalization and gender equality; and gender equality in innovation. Follow conference live stream from this link. This session will take stock of the advancement over the past 20 years of gender equality policy in European research and innovation, its achievements and continued challenges. Structural change is today the dominant approach to advancing gender equality in Research Funding and Performing Organisations in the EU.


Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft Establish Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

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Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft announced yesterday that they will create a non-profit organization that will work to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Academics, non-profits and specialists in policy and ethics will be invited to join the Board of the organization, named the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI). The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society. Together, the organization's members will conduct research, recommend best practices and publish research under an open license in areas such as ethics, fairness and inclusivity; transparency, privacy and interoperability; collaboration between people and AI systems; and the trustworthiness, reliability and robustness of the technology. It does not intend to lobby government or other policymaking bodies.