Impact on Tech Policy
To encode the combating of algorithmic bias into US policy, global human rights norms and the policies and practices of tech companies across the globe.
The Congressional Black Caucus publicly warned activists about the organizers of the disinformation campaign.
Watch the video here.
AFP were represented at six meetings with the Tik Tok content moderation advisory council.
AFP met with Twitter's National Security team around sustained trolling by a right-wing disinformation network.
. PUBLIC POLICY
AFP CEO testified to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee in support of the Algorithmic Accountability Act
Watch the video here (starts 51:08)
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
Human Rights Norms
AI for the People is one of the civil society organizations shaping the drafting of the first ever UN Declaration on the Rights of People of African Descent. Their intervention is defining algorithmic bias in all its forms as a human rights violation.
Impact on Journalism
2021/ 2022 IMPACT
Our goal is to ensure journalists understand the impact of algorithmic bias on the spread of online mis and disinformation.
BUILDING RESILIENCE AGAINST ONLINE MIS/DISINFORMATION
AFP worked with local journalists in the Philadelphia ecosystem after discovering member of the News and Information Community Exchange (N.I.C.E) network were sourcing news from Facebook groups. We found local and community journalists gathered news from people they "knew" online making them vulnerable to mis/disinformation narratives.
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.
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.
The ms.com piece focused on the issues women faced in immersive environments specifically the metaverse.
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
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.
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.
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.
ACTIVATING BLACK FANDOMS
Fans of the Black Panther movie:
- registered people to vote
- encouraged children to stay in school and
- advocated for criminal justice
AI for the People are members of the Afrofuturism Resource Group,a group of seven thought leaders who help studios and brands working on Afro futurist focused films, television shows and animations engage their fandoms in creating an anti-racist tech sector.