Mozilla’s 29 newest fellows will debunk myths about AI and research new models of data governance. They will investigate the intersection of biometrics and migration, and interrogate the consequences of using AI in advertising. They will build tools to thwart online disinformation, will train network engineers in South Asia, and will conduct PhD research toward a more open and secure Internet of Things. And much more, all in the fight for a healthier internet.
Today, Mozilla is announcing its 2019-2020 roster of fellows. These technologists, activists, lawyers, designers, and scientists hail from more than 10 countries and begin their fellowships on October 1, 2019. Many of these fellows are working on the topic of trustworthy AI — artificial intelligence that helps, rather than harms, humanity. (Learn more about Mozilla’s trustworthy AI work.)
Mozilla’s fellowship program fuels the broader internet health movement. We provide funding, amplification, and networking opportunities to individuals devoted to privacy, inclusion, and openness online. Past Mozilla fellows have built browser extensions to protect users’ privacy; published localized Internet Health Reports; evangelized open-source tools for scientists; and more.
Some fellowships are exclusively operated by Mozilla, while others are operated alongside allies like Ford Foundation, Internet Society, Network Startup Resource Center, University of Dundee, and others. Mozilla’s fellowship work is made possible through work with our partners.
Meet the 2019-2020 Mozilla fellows:
Amelia Winger-Bearskin | U.S. | @ameliawb
Amelia will embed with MIT Co-Creation Studio, and bring greater accountability to the tech space by creating a rubric for ethical dependencies for software projects. Before joining Mozilla, Amelia founded IDEA New Rochelle with the city of New Rochelle. The project was awarded the 2018 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge $1 million grant to prototype their AR Citizen toolkit, which helps citizens co-design their city with city planners using Augmented Reality.