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A new daily global temperature data set, produced and validated by researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of California-Santa Barbara, could prove valuable in studying human health impacts from heat waves, risks to agriculture, droughts, potential crop failures, and food insecurity. NOAA reports that September 2020 was the warmest September on record and University of Massachusetts-Amherst researchers warn of the irreversible effect of record warm waters on the environment.
A bit of good news from the tech world with respect to diversity and inclusivity: Facebook AI announced that it is collaborating with U.S. universities that serve significant populations of Black and Latino students to co-teach and fund graduate-level online deep learning courses, a program that piloted with Georgia Tech in Spring 2020. Microsoft has several programs in place to make AI systems more inclusive of people with disabilities. COVID data collection has highlighted the need for indigenous data control. And the pandemic has also exposed the "homework gap"– yet another indicator of the digital divide in the U.S.
ICYMI: here's a recording of an amazing panel of scholars at the forefront of race and technology discussing Anti-blackness and technology. We strongly encourage you to check it out!
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