How We Measure Impact

AI for the People has an influence the influencer” strategy. We build power by integrating policy advocacy and cultural organizing to inspire increased civic participationin stopping the racist design, deployment or governance of advanced technical systems

We measure our effectiveness by:

  • Tracking our IMPACT on public policy
  • Tracking the IMPACT on corporate practices
  • Tracking the IMPACT on how technology is discussed in the public square

 


 

 

 

 

Indicators of Success

 

Impact on Tech Policy

 

Metric

Our goal is to move the Algorithmic Accountability Act, which AFP entered in 2019, through the US Congress and signed into law.

2021 IMPACT
PUBLIC POLICY

The Congressional Black Caucus publicly warned activists about the organizers of the disinformation campaign.

Watch the video here.

Company Policy

AFP were represented at six meetings with the Tik Tok content moderation advisory council.

Company Policy

AFP met with Twitter's National Security team around sustained trolling by a right-wing disinformation network.

2022 IMPACT
PUBLIC POLICY

AFP CEO testified to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee in support of the Algorithmic Accountability Act

Watch the video here.

Company Policy

AFP CEO  attended six meetings with the Tik Tok content moderation advisory council.

AFP CEO was recruited to the advisory board of Seekr. Seekr is a search engine designed to inform users about the political leaning of the content

Global Policy

AFP was invited to the first UN Human Rights Council's meeting of People of African Descent in Geneva to discuss their work

Impact on Journalism

 

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2021 IMPACT
2022 IMPACT

Our goal is to ensure the implications of algorithmic bias are discussed within journalistic pieces about tech.

BUILDING RESILIENCE AGAINST ONLINE MIS/DISINFORMATION

AFP worked with the N.I.C.E network at WHYY. Our goal was to find out how local newsmakers used social media in their reporting practices.

IMPACTING JOURNALISM

AFP published Op Eds in Slate, and ms.com.

As well as being featured in the Washington Post and Marie Claire Magazine. The first time algorithmic bias was discussed by a mainstream women's magazine.

 

IMPACTING IMPACTING JOURNALISM

The Slate piece asked who would be granted free speech after Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter when it was first announced in April 2022.

IMPACTING IMPACTING JOURNALISM

The ms.com piece focused on the issues women faced in immersive environments specifically the metaverse.

IMPACTING IMPACTING JOURNALIS

Mutale Nkonde appeared on the Zerlina Maxwell Show on Sirus XM to discuss concerns Black Americans expressed about online mis/disinformation in the run up to the 2022 Midterms, expressed in the People's Guide to Wakanda report.

Impact on Popular Culture

 

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AFP are Emmy winning content producers who in 2022 submitted their work to the Smithsonian Museum of Air in Space.

Our goal is to introduce narratives around the impact of tech on society in film, television and immersive media.

2021 IMPACT
Content Creation

AFP produced two films about the dangers of facial recognition to educate New Yorkers about the dangers in their city. NY Emmy, Eyes on Me, Program Vertical: Race, Tech and Public Imagination. Watch the announcement here.

Content Creation

AI for the People produced a short film for the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space that showed how Afrofuturism could be used as a frame to educate Black audiences about technology here.

2022 IMPACT
Informing Black Narratives

AI for the People were invited onto the Afrofuturism Resource Group by the Pop Culture collaborative and Picture Motion.

This is a group of seven thought leaders who help studios and brands represent the social aspects for technology, within Afro futurist focused films, television shows and animations currently in production by Hollywood major studios

Our reports

 

To get an in depth view of how we operate, please download our latest annual report.

 

 

To view our 990s, please click the link to Non Profit Navigator here.