Episodes

June 19, 2018

Jorge Fontanez: Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Bio  Jorge Fontanez () is the founder of Marca Studio and operates as senior strategist, innovator and problem-solver passionate about creating and launching digital engagement and storytelling programs. He has been working at the intersection of...

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June 12, 2018

Hassan Tetteh: The Power of AI in Medicine

Hassan Tetteh: The Power of AI in Medicine (Ep. 141) How can doctors use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve health outcomes for service members? What can we learn from the use of AI in the context of military medicine that we can apply to...

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June 5, 2018

Clayton Banks: 5G Comes to Harlem

Clayton Banks: 5G Comes to Harlem (Ep. 140) Bio Clayton Banks () is the Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem.  The mission of Silicon Harlem is to transform Harlem and other urban markets into Innovation and Technology Hubs. Under...

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May 22, 2018

Nii-Quartelai Quartey: Reducing Isolation for LGBT Adults

Bio Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey () is a trusted strategic partner and community advocate. He’s currently Senior Advisor and National LGBT Liaison at AARP, where he serves as a strategic advisor to the Senior Vice President of Multicultural...

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May 15, 2018

Karina Cabrera Bell: How to Empower Moms in Leadership

Bio Karina Cabrera Bell ( is the President of the and Host of the . Reach Mama’s mission is to increase the number of moms of color in leadership positions by 1) highlighting successful moms of color and having them share their strategies...

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May 8, 2018

Darrell West: Future of Work vs. America's Future

Darell West: AI, the Future of Work, and the Future of America (Ep. 137) Bio Darrell M. West () is the vice president and director of Governance Studies and Director of the at the Brookings Institution and Editor-in-Chief of . His current research...

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May 1, 2018

Chelsea Barabas: How to balance AI and criminal justice

Chelsea Barabas: How to balance AI and criminal justice (Ep. 136) MIT Research Scientist Chelsea Barabas and Joe Miller discuss how to balance AI and criminal justice to affect better defendant outcomes. Bio Chelsea Barabas () is a research...

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April 24, 2018

Kadija Ferryman: Achieving Fairness in Precision Medicine

Kadija Ferryman: Achieving Fairness in Precision Medicine (Ep. 135) Data & Society's Kadija Ferryman joined Joe Miller to discuss data-driven medicine and the policy issues surrounding fairness in precision medicine. Bio Dr. Kadija Ferryman () is...

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April 17, 2018

Carson Martinez: Health Data Privacy 101

Carson Martinez: Health Data Privacy 101 (Ep. 134) Bio Carson Martinez () is the ’s Health Policy Fellow. Carson works on issues surrounding health data, particularly where it is not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...

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April 10, 2018

Riana Pfefferkorn: The Emerging Trend of 'Side-Channel Cryptanalysis'

Riana Pfefferkorn: The Emerging Trend of 'Side-Channel Cryptanalysis' (Ep. 133) Bio Riana Pfefferkorn ) is the Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Her work, made possible through funding from the , focuses on...

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April 3, 2018

Courtney Cogburn: Virtual Reality to Improve Race Relations

Courtney Cogburn: Virtual Reality to Improve Race Relations (Ep. 132) Columbia University School of Social Work Professor Courtney Cogburn joined Joe Miller to discuss her work with virtual reality to improve race relations. Bio Courtney Cogburn () is...

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March 20, 2018

Hank Greely: Genetic Testing for Cancer

Bio  Henry T. Greely () is the Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences; and Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is also the Chair of Stanford’s Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical...

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March 13, 2018

Joe Jerome: An overview of GDPR requirements

Joe Jerome: An overview of GDPR requirements (Ep. 130) Bio  Joseph Jerome () is a Policy Counsel on CDT’s Privacy & Data Project. His work focuses on the legal and ethical questions posed by smart technologies and big data, and he is...

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March 6, 2018

Sally Culley: How are gig workers classified under the law?

Bio Sally Culley is a Partner in the law firm of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell where she primarily practices in the areas of employment and commercial litigation. Her clients include large corporations as well as smaller, local...

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Feb. 27, 2018

Randy Abreu: Tech Policy in the Bronx and Beyond

Bio Randy Abreu (@AbreuForNYC) is an author, attorney, tech-policy nerd and former  from the Bronx. Abreu served in the Obama Administration where he was appointed to the Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions...

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Feb. 20, 2018

Desmond Patton: Understanding Social Media and Gang Violence

Bio Dr. Desmond Upton Patton (@SAFELab) is an assistant professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Data Science Institute. His research utilizes qualitative and...

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Feb. 13, 2018

Brian Howard: American Indians and the digital divide

Bio Brian Howard is a Research & Policy Analyst with the American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) at Arizona State University. Prior to joining the AIPI team in November 2016, Brian served over five years as a Legislative Associate with the...

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Feb. 6, 2018

Simone Browne: Surveillance in Color

Bio Dr. Simone Browne (@) is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She teaches and researches surveillance studies and black diaspora studies. Her first book, Dark...

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Jan. 30, 2018

Chris Snook: How to Make Your Advocacy More Relevant

Bio Chris J Snook (@chrisjsnook) is the Bestselling Author of  (Wiley, 2016). He is a Managing Partner at , a venture capital firm focused on cryptocurrency, blockchain, enterprise software, consumer products, digital...

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Jan. 23, 2018

Daiquiri Ryan: How to Connect Rural Americans to Faster Internet Speeds

Bio Daiquiri Ryan () is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge, where she uses her passion for the intersection of technology policy and social justice to help further innovative consumer advocacy. Prior to joining PK, Daiquiri spent time as a...

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Jan. 16, 2018

Leslie Kantor: Net Neutrality and Sexual Health

Bio Here to discuss net neutrality and sexual health is Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH ( Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Vice President of Education. Dr. Kantor is a widely respected leader in the field of sexual and...

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Jan. 11, 2018

Elissa Shevinsky: Intro to Cryptocurrencies

Bio Elissa Shevinsky () is a successful serial entrepreneur, focusing on cybersecurity and cryptocurrency companies. An early employee at Geekcorps (acquired) and Everyday Health (IPO) she was most recently Head of Product at Brave. Shevinsky is also...

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Jan. 3, 2018

Monica Anderson: Automation--Who Wins, Who Loses?

Bio Monica Anderson is a research associate at the Pew Research Center. Her work focuses on internet and technology issues. Much of her recent work focuses on the impact of the , growing role of , and the role of  in the age...

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Dec. 19, 2017

Brian Woolfolk: A New and Relevant Voice for Inclusive Tech Policymaking

Bio Brian Woolfolk () is the Founding Executive Director of Full Color Future--a new think tank and advocacy organization committed to changing the narrative about people of color in media, tech and innovation. He has been passionate about inclusive...

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