Call for Projects: AI and the News Open Challenge

Closing Date: 12.10 2018. Fresh and experimental pilot approaches are sought to four specific problems at the intersection of AI and the news:

  1. Governing the Platforms to ensure that AI serves the public good through accountability, governance, public awareness, and transparency
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  3. Stopping Bad Actors through approaches to detect and counter the next generation of propaganda.
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  5. Empowering Journalism to help shape public understanding of AI, its impact on the information ecosystem, and what is necessary to ensure the ethical use of technology.
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  7. Reimagining AI and News to better serve the public good?

Open to anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world. Applications must be submitted in English.

Winners will receive a share of USD $750,000 to test, refine and build out a their early-stage projects.

The challenge is hosted by the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, a hybrid research effort and philanthropic fund that seeks to ensure that technologies of automation and machine learning are researched, developed, and deployed in a way which vindicate social values of fairness, human autonomy, and justice. The AI Initiative is a joint project of the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society.

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