Introducing the Building Trustworthy AI Working Group

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Von Abigail Cabunoc Mayes | 28. Juli 2020 | Mozilla Festival

The collaborative spirit and innovation felt at the Mozilla Festival should be experienced all year round. The MozFest team is testing out a working group structure to support the technical community interested in building trustworthy AI and we want your help to collaboratively make building trustworthy AI a reality.

The working group will explore how we can help AI builders shift industry norms and build more trustworthy technology leading up to MozFest 2021. If you have ideas on how we can do this, or would like to help, this group is for you!

Goals of the Building Trustworthy AI Working Group

In our pilot MozFest Working Group, we aim to help our technical community build more trustworthy AI. Our three main goals are: (1) clear trustworthy AI guidelines, (2) more diverse stakeholders involved in building AI, and (3) develop new technologies as building blocks for developers.

Leading up to MozFest 2021, we’re looking for 1-3 projects the group can work on collaboratively. Projects will be proposed by working group members, but could include ideas like running a trustworthy AI virtual hackathon, experimenting with industry checklists when building AI, or developing new data governance models. All projects will openly engage the broader MozFest community and be led by a working group member.

Joining this working group is a great way to make connections with like-minded experts interested in building trustworthy AI. Project leads will gain experience leading openly with the support and mentorship of the Mozilla network.

Before the group starts, we’re holding an Industry Feedback Workshop on Aug 20th, 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT+1. This is a good opportunity to provide feedback and learn more about the goals of this working group and our broader trustworthy AI strategy.

Another pilot working group for civil society is in the works — stay tuned for more info.

Get Involved

We’re looking forward to piloting a working group to help our technical community build trustworthy AI and strengthen connections with like-minded experts. If you’re an AI builder interested in collaboratively exploring this space with us, visit the Building Trustworthy AI Working Group website for more details.


About the Author

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes leads Mozilla's developer-focused strategy around trustworthy AI and MozFest. With a background in open source and community organizing, she is fueling a culture of openness in research and innovation.

MozFest is part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world. To learn more, visit www.mozillafestival.org.

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