Artificial intelligence challenge launched [Worldwide]

Artificial intelligence challenge launched [Worldwide]

Posted on September 13, 2018


October 12, 2018

Journalists and others with a project to ensure that artificial intelligence is used ethically and in the public interest can compete in this challenge.

The MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are launching the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, supported by the Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 

The initiative will invest US$750,000 in ideas aimed at shaping the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on the field of news and information. Contestants are invited to answer this question: "How might we ensure that the use of artificial intelligence in the news ecosystem be done ethically and in the public interest?"

Proposals must address the following topics: governance: enabling greater transparency and accountability; platform design: more effectively managing the spread of misinformation and disinformation; bad actors: detecting the presence of sophisticated bots spreading misinformation; and journalism: supporting reporters in understanding and better communicating the impact of AI.

The deadline is Oct. 12.

For more information on how to apply, click here.