A little over a year ago, I wrote the first of many posts arguing: if we want a healthy internet — and a healthy digital society — we need to make sure AI is trustworthy. AI, and the large pools of data that fuel it, are central to how computing works today. If we want apps, social networks, online stores and digital government to serve us as people — and as citizens — we need to make sure the way we build with AI has things like privacy and fairness built in from the get go. More Request for comment: how to collaboratively make trustworthy AI a reality
Amidst the current public health crisis, we’re being reminded of just how central the internet has become to our lives. It’s keeping us connected right now — to our friends, our families, our colleagues, our communities. It’s also a critical source of information for a public hungry for health information and a powerful collaboration platform for scientists tackling the spread of COVID19. In so many ways, we’re seeing the internet that we want and hope for: one that connects humanity in deep and beneficial ways.
More Privacy, pandemics and the AI era
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a set of questions about the Internet Society’s plan to sell the non-profit Public Interest Registry (PIR) to Ethos capital on the Mozilla blog. More More Questions About .org
Last month, the Internet Society (ISOC) announced plans to sell the Public Interest Registry (PIR) — the organization that manages all the dot org domain names in the world — to a private equity firm named Ethos. This caught the attention of Mozilla and other public benefit orgs. More Questions About .org
I’m thrilled to welcome J. Bob Alotta as Mozilla Foundation’s new VP, Global Programs, starting today. Bob joins us from The Astraea Foundation where she served as Executive Director. More Welcoming J. Bob Alotta – Mozilla Foundation’s New VP, Global Programs
Over the past year, we’ve been exploring the idea of making sure AI in consumer technology enriches — rather than harms — humanity. We call this ‘trustworthy AI’. This blog post provides an update.
More Update: Digging Deeper on ‘Trustworthy AI’
Science fiction depictions of artificial intelligence — like the terminator — inform our societal perceptions. In turn, we usually perceive AI in one of two ways: an existential threat, or a panacea.
More Consider this: AI and Internet Health
In my last post, I shared some early thoughts on how Mozilla is thinking about AI as part of our overall internet health agenda. I noted in that post that we’re leaning towards consumer tech as the focus and backdrop for whatever goals we take on in AI. In our draft issue brief we say:
More Why AI + consumer tech?
As I wrote a few weeks back, Mozilla is increasingly coming to the conclusion that making sure AI serves humanity rather than harms it is a key internet health issue. Our internet health movement building efforts will be focused in this area in the coming years.
More Getting crisper about ‘better AI’