For Venture Beat / June 2020
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It feels senseless to talk about the latest tech gadget or tech startup when we consider how the world has been rightfully ignited by instant exposure to recent tragic acts of violence on Black humanity. But when faced with the opportunity to speak to a tech audience, I find it hard to turn down. Why? Because the tech world represents a relatively small community of people who know how to speak machine. And because we are digitally privileged, we embody the potential to automate more harm than good — or to automate more good than harm.