Our Mission

is to use journalism, film, television, social media and immersive experiences to build support for policies that reduce algorithmic bias.

WHAT IS ALGORITHMIC BIAS

Algorithmic bias refers to the ability for technical systems to express racial bias against Black and other people of color.

For example, technologies facial recognition technologies used by police forces misidentifying  innocent Black people as criminals .... why because all Black people look alike perhaps?

WE CALL THIS AFROFUTURISM IN ACTION

The AFP team are fans of Afrofuturism and we have used this to develop an organization that draws on speculative works that create works in which people of African Descent have

  • never been enslaved
  • never been colonized or
  • never been subject to Western imperialism.

We seek to create a tech sector that reflects this reality, something we call   Afro furturism in action.

WE WORK IN COMMUNITY

We engage in an annual consultation process with Black led groups and Black individuals creating beloved Black futures.

This culminates in a report called the People's Guide to Wakanda the first of which we published in 2022, check it out on the link below:

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 Fandom

In the future we are building future in which civic minded fans of Afro futurism and Black science fiction engage in campaigns to reduce algorithmic bias.