Our Mission

is to build the tech sector we want. Not complain about the one we have. 

We can do this by increasing civic participation in stopping the racist design, deployment or governance of advanced technical systems

AFRO FUTURISM IN ACTION

AI for People takes an Afro futuristic approach to achieving progressive change. We define Afrofuturism as a series of concepts that theorize about the social and political conditions of Black people if they had never been enslaved, colonizated or subject to Western imperialism.

CREATING A SAFE SPACE FOR BLACK TECHNOLOGISTS

Mutale Nkonde started AI for the People because she was being pushed out of tech by gender based racism.

This is one of the reasons Black women have the highest attrition rates in the tech sector.

Therefore our secondary mission is creating a working environment where Black women and other deeply marginalized technologists can thrive.

BLACK PEOPLE HAVE THE ANSWERS

We want to work with YOU to create the tech sector of the future. Over the next 20 years we will be interviewing Black people in the United States to find out what WE want and use this data to:

  • compel companies to build anti-oppressive technical systems, and
  • force government provide on and offline legal parity to the American people.

 

 


 

The People's Guide to Wakanda

 

 

AI for the People’s pillars of work

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Black Lives Online

This is where we house our mis and disinformation work. Through this work we seek to reduce division by counter messaging against hate speech targeting Black people in the United States.

 

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FUTURE OF BLACK ENTERTAINMENT

Our Future of Entertainment team, produces content that shows how technology can help OR hurt society. Then encourage our audiences to advocate for democracy enhancing, socially just use cases.