Promoter entity Max Ventures Investment Holdings on August 5 has offloaded 2.26 percent equity stake in Max Financial Services via open market transactions. It sold 61 lakh shares at Rs 535.18 per share, the bulk deals data available on the BSE showed. … [Read more...] about Max Financial promoter offloads shares worth Rs 326 crore, MIT acquires 2% stake in NIIT
Other chief equity officers emphasize that the job isn’t meant to shoulder the entire burden of making a city suddenly equitable. Karilyn Crockett is one of the newest chiefs of equity. She was appointed to the role by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh just a few weeks ago, but the subject matter is very familiar. She spent the past two years teaching a graduate seminar she created at MIT on equity and inclusion in U.S. cities, looking at equity officer roles in cities like Atlanta and Chicago. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s stressful, lonely work’: The newest job at City Hall is also the most important
In the wake of the NSA scandal, the panel was one of three public events over the course of a 90-day review of big data practices ordered by President Obama. This one, moderated by writer and entrepreneur Anil Dash and held at the New York University Law School, looked at the ethical and social implications of big data specifically. … [Read more...] about How Can We Build Ethics Into Big Data?
Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table–Use It The definition of design is shifting–and so too is the role of designers. “Twenty years ago the only people who cared about design were designers,” Lorenzo says. “I remember feeling like the person that wasn’t allowed in. You had to stay outside. You had to work with companies, but they wouldn’t talk about it–it was like working with a shrink. The fact that design is part of the conversation, it’s embedded in all the things we’ve talked about and it has a place is enormous. We’ve come far. It’s great strides. We’ve just gotta be sure the next wave continues to show the value it brings to society.” … [Read more...] about 3 Big Ideas Shaping A Design Industry In Flux
“It’s almost a cliche in advocacy work that people don’t necessarily remember what you say, but they always remember how you made them feel,” says Crockford. “I think Joy instinctively understands this. When she talks about her auditing of these algorithms, she always begins by telling the story of how she discovered that there was a problem.” Crockford describes a recent meeting the ACLU had with a law enforcement official in Massachusetts to ask for support for a statewide moratorium on government use of facial recognition technology . According to Crockford, the first words out of the official’s mouth were, “I was just at a talk by this incredible woman who said that this technology couldn’t even see her face and she had to put on a white mask.” The official signed on. … [Read more...] about Meet the computer scientist and activist who got Big Tech to stand down