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.
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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.
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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:
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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’
A year ago, Mozilla Foundation started a search for a VP, Leadership Programs. The upshot of the job: work with people from around the world to build a movement to ensure our digital world stays open, healthy and humane. Over a year later, we’re in the second round of this search — finding the person to drive this work isn’t easy. However, we’re getting closer, so it’s time for an update. More VP search update — and Europe
Last year the Mozilla team asked itself: what concrete improvements to the health of the internet do we want to tackle over the next 3–5 years? More Mozilla, AI and internet health: