The need to address data and information asymmetries – and their resulting inequalities of political and economic power – is emerging as among the most urgent ethical challenges of our era.
The data age has redefined the very notion of knowledge, information, and power, leading to a greater reliance on dispersed and decentralized datasets as well as to new forms of innovation and learning, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
Data access is fundamentally linked to economic opportunity, improved governance, better science, and citizen empowerment.
This interactive fireside chat will discuss how community-led change and systems change is possible through cross-sector data sharing and collaboration and how it is being enabled to shift power asymmetries and bridge the data divide.
The community data sovereignty movement is quickly gaining momentum around the world and presents an unprecedented opportunity for us to all improve outcomes in our communities.
We will discuss case studies from First Nations and other minority or vulnerable communities that are leveraging the power of data-driven decision-making for self-determination, data sovereignty, and transformational systems change.