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Center for Global Policy Solutions Launches ADELPHI Strategy Collective to Harness Big Data for Equity-Centered Solutions to Societal Challenges

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2016—The Center for Global Policy Solutions (GPS) convened today the first meeting of the ADELPHI Strategy Collective (ASC), which seeks to harness big data to drive innovative, equity-centered solutions to society’s biggest challenges.

Comprised of leading experts in the fields of technology, health, education, human rights, design, financial services, civic engagement, and the arts—including the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and the National Organization for Women—ASC will organize a line of inquiry and action that highlights the gaps and opportunities associated with big data, data identification, collection, analysis, utilization, virtual reality, and machine learning, all of which represent great promise and great peril for humankind.

“The intentional and well-considered use of big data can enhance convenience, access, communication, health, and education just as its inattentive and ill-advised use can reinforce existing biases, narrow choice, and undermine privacy,” said Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO, GPS. “ASC’s unique, multi-sector perspective will help shape a national agenda to educate policymakers, business leaders, and the public about strategies to optimize the use and minimize the misuse of data and technology.”

The ADELPHI (Advancing Data Equity, Leadership, Policy, Health, and Innovation) Strategy Collective is made possible by funding from Google.


About the Center for Global Policy Solutions (GPS)

Founded on the principle that a more inclusive nation is a stronger, more prosperous one, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (GPS) is a 501(c)(3) that equips businesses and organizations with the tools to effect change, driving society toward inclusion. Drawing on our unique blend of policy and advocacy expertise, GPS develops strategies, research, programs, policies and communications that address disparities in health, education, and economic security by race/ethnicity, place, gender, and age.