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Blog Entry Workers’ experiences in app-based taxi and delivery sectors: Key initial findings from multi-city quantitative surveys
by Aayush Rathi, Abhishek Sekharan, Ambika Tandon, Chetna V. M., Chiara Furtado, and Nishkala Sekhar published Feb 15, 2024 last modified Feb 16, 2024 01:27 AM — filed under: , , ,
In 2021-22, the labour research vertical at CIS conducted quantitative surveys with over 1,000 taxi and delivery workers employed in the app-based and offline sectors. The surveys covered key employment indicators, including earnings and working hours, initial investments and work-related cost burdens, income and social security, platform policies and management, and employment arrangements. The surveys were part of the ‘Labour Futures’ project supported by the Internet Society Foundation.
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Blog Entry Unpacking Algorithmic Infrastructures: Mapping the Data Supply Chain in the Healthcare Industry in India
by Amrita Sengupta, Chetna V. M., Pallavi Bedi, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, Shweta Mohandas and Yatharth published Dec 22, 2023 last modified Jan 05, 2024 02:38 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Unpacking Algorithmic Infrastructures project, supported by a grant from the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab, aims to study the Al data supply chain infrastructure in healthcare in India, and aims to critically analyse auditing frameworks that are utilised to develop and deploy AI systems in healthcare. It will map the prevalence of Al auditing practices within the sector to arrive at an understanding of frameworks that may be developed to check for ethical considerations - such as algorithmic bias and harm within healthcare systems, especially against marginalised and vulnerable populations.
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Blog Entry User Experiences of Digital Financial Risks and Harms
by Amrita Sengupta, Chiara Furtado, Garima Agrawal, Nishkala Sekhar, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Yesha Tshering Paul published Dec 15, 2023 last modified Dec 22, 2023 04:05 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The reach and use of digital financial services has risen in recent years without a commensurate increase in digital literacy and access. Through this project, supported by a grant from Google(.)org, we will examine the landscape of potential risks and harms posed by digital financial services, and the disproportionate risk that information asymmetry and barriers to access pose for users, especially certain marginalised communities.
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Blog Entry Strategies to Organise Platform Workers
by Chiaro Furtado published Oct 22, 2023 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In 2022, the Centre for Internet and Society hosted a panel with Akkanut Wantanasombut, Ayoade Ibrahim, Rikta Krishnaswamy, and Sofía Scasserra at RightsCon, an annual summit on technology and human rights.
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File Strategies to Organise Platform Workers
by Chiaro Furtado published Oct 20, 2023 — filed under:
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PDC 2022
by Admin published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Divyansha Sehgal and Yatharth presented their work - Designing Domestic Work Platforms - on critical design assessments of gig work platforms at the Participatory Design Conference.
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As Equals: Frequently Asked Questions
by Admin published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Chiara Furtado was a panellist on the ‘As Equals’ series hosted by CNN since 2018 which aims to reveal what systemic gender inequality looks like. Chiara participated in a roundtable on digital harms and gender equality.
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Online cab booking | Why finding a cab is a nightmare now
by Haripriya Suresh published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Many drivers said the rise in commissions payable to ride-hailing platforms and higher fuel costs, among other expenses, have made it impossible for them to survive in the once-lucrative profession.
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Blog Entry Labouring (on) the app: agency and organisation of work in the platform economy
by Ambika Tandon and Abhishek Sekharan published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: , , ,
Ambika Tandon and Abhishek Sekharan published an academic paper highlighting the importance of women’s networks of information sharing and care in navigating opaque platform design. The paper is part of an issue of Gender and Development on ‘Women, Work and the Digital Economy’. Gender and Development is one of the few academic journals that priorities practitioners' experiences over theoretical contributions.
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Women at (gig) work: When financial freedom comes at a cost
by Aiswarya Raj published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Chiara Furtado was quoted in a news article on women’s experiences working on ride-hailing and delivery platforms.
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Blogs
Technology, Social Justice and Higher Education

Since the last two years, we at the Centre for Internet and Society, have been working with the Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, on a project called Pathways to Higher Education, supported by the Ford Foundation.

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Dec 07, 2011 03:35 AM |
Mobility Shifts 2011 — An International Future of Learning Summit

The summit was organised by the New School and sponsored by MacArthur Foundation and Mozilla. It was held from October 10 to October 16, 2011 at the New School, New York City.

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Nov 28, 2011 08:50 AM |
Learn it Yourself

The peer-to-peer world of online learning encourages conversations and reciprocal learning, writes Nishant Shah in an article published in the Indian Express on 30 October 2011.

Posted by Nishant Shah at Dec 02, 2011 01:55 AM |
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