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.