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The sources this week can unlock the mysteries of Web3, the blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Ethics of AI and machine learning

Courtesy of Brittany Hosea-Small
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Twitter: @alexhanna
Alex Hanna is director of research at the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), an independent organization that studies the development and impact of artificial intelligence. Previously, Hanna was a senior research scientist at Google studying ethical artificial intelligence and fair machine learning. A sociologist by training, her work centers on the data used in new computational technologies and the ways in which these data exacerbate racial, gender and class inequality. 

Hanna serves as a co-chair of Sociologists for Trans Justice and a senior fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, and sits on the advisory boards for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group and the Scholars Council for the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

NFTs and neurodiverse artists

Courtesy of Ava Halvai
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@artxvnft and @avahalvai
Ava Halvai is the founder of ARTXV, the first non-fungible token (NFT) collective for disabled, neurodivergent artists. She uses her platform to amplify the work of the disabled community on Web3 and blockchain.

ARTXV collaborates with businesses and organizations to further disability inclusion in the blockchain space. They are the first NFT collectives to collaborate with Google Arts & Culture to showcase the work of neurodivergent artists.
Other sources of interest this week.

The moratorium on federal student loan payments has been extended until the end of August bringing relief to millions, along with hope that borrowers in default might get a second chance. 
Stella Flores is an associate professor of higher education and public policy at the University of Texas, Austin, where she is also director of research and strategy for the Education Research Center. She studies the impact of state and federal policies on low-income and underrepresented college students, especially immigrant and English learner students. 
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