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Data & Society is an independent nonprofit research organization. We believe that empirical evidence should directly inform the development and governance of new technology. We study the social implications of data-centric technologies and automation, producing original research that can ground informed, evidence-based public debate.
We combine academic rigor with creative outreach to connect, convene, and sustain expert and practitioner networks. Since 2014, Data & Society has defined the field with original research and programming to break down disciplinary silos and connect provocative thinkers across sectors. Read more
Through empirical work and partnerships, our research invigorates existing efforts to reframe the Global South as home to the majority of the human population — and to investigate and understand the diverse ethics, politics, and experiences of living with data and AI.
Our emerging research agenda explores governments' use of tech and how that use transforms the bureaucracy.