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June 5, 2024/From Our Grantees

Deploying High Risk, Informed Capital Toward Innovative Models for Learning with Technology

We sat down with Managing Director of the Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund Amber Oliver to discuss the organization’s unique model and approach.

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May 28, 2024/From Our Grantees, Research

Q&A with Siegel Research Fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy Basileal Imana

Siegel Research Fellow Basileal Imana reflects on his recent work, highlighting importance of external auditing for algorithmic bias and exploring the tension between privacy and transparency for social media companies.

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May 21, 2024/From Our Grantees

Moving Education Toward the Third Horizon

We sat down with LearnerStudio’s founder and CEO Kim Smith to learn about why she founded the organization, her vision for the third horizon of education, the infrastructure that is needed to develop a future-ready educational ecosystem, and the crucial role of philanthropy in driving innovation.

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May 20, 2024/From Our Grantees

AI and our Social Infrastructure: Perspectives from Education Media

Last year Siegel funded a cohort of education media organizations that serve different audiences and aspects of the news media industry. We sat down with representatives from each organization to discuss how AI and its associated impacts are – and could be – shaping the future of information ecosystems. 

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May 9, 2024/From Our Grantees

How is Working with Educators to Leverage AI to Improve Student Writing in the Classroom

We sat down with Peter Gault, Executive Director and co-founder at, to discuss how his organization is prioritizing the voice of the educator to drive the design and development AI-powered edtech.

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May 6, 2024/From Our Grantees

Building Public Interest Technologists For All Sectors

We sat down with renowned computer scientist and leader of PiTech at Cornell Tech, Deborah Estrin, to learn more about her approach to building a commitment to responsible tech and public interest technology among students, regardless of whether they enter careers in the public, civil society, or private sectors.

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April 22, 2024/From Our Grantees, Research

Q&A with Siegel Research Fellow at Center for Democracy & Technology Amy Winecoff

Siegel Research Fellow Amy Winecoff reflects on her recent opinion piece “What Today’s AI Companies Can Learn from the Fall of Enron” and how her body of work has led to this moment.

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March 26, 2024/From Our Grantees

Incentivizing a Culture of Feedback Among Funders

The Feedback Incentives Learning Group is a group of funders and philanthropy support organizations dedicated to exploring ways to support nonprofits and motivate foundations to listen to and act on feedback from those at the heart of their work. At the heart of the learning group is the hypothesis that when stronger rewards for organizations that listen well are in place, thousands more nonprofits and funders will improve how they listen and respond to the people they serve.

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March 19, 2024/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Computing Talent Initiative’s Accelerate Program

By developing capacity at institutions with untapped potential computing talent, investing in quality instruction and applied learning opportunities, and building bridges between this diverse group of computing students and industry, CTI provides a promising path for fostering socioeconomic diversity in a tech sector that often struggles to recruit diverse candidates.  

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March 12, 2024/From Our Grantees, Research

Q&A with Siegel Research Fellow Alumnus and Assistant Professor at Cornell University J. Nathan Matias

Siegel Research Fellow Alumnus and Assistant Professor at Cornell University, J. Nathan Matias, reflects on the benefits of involving the public for more comprehensive AI research.

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February 13, 2024/From Our Grantees

The Win-Win of Hosting a build4good Intern

Bringing two of Siegel’s grantees together, Stef Mills reflects in this Q&A on the value of Digital Promise’s partnership with the public interest technology program build4good.

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