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article imageMozilla announces grants for projects on how AI affects society

By Lisa Cumming     Jun 6, 2018 in Technology
Mozilla recently announced the creation of seven new five-figure grants for "technologists and media makers who help the public understand how threats to a healthy internet affect their everyday lives."
Under their "Creative Media" awards track, Mozilla is offering a total of $250,000 in awards comprised of two $50,000 awards ($47,500 award + $2,500 MozFest travel stipend) and five $25,000 total prize packages ($22,500 award + $2,500 MozFest travel stipend). Mozilla says they're specifically looking for projects that focus on AI and machine learning.
Mozilla wants these grants to go to researchers who can help the public to better understand how threats to a "healthy internet" are impacting their lives. These projects can be presented in a variety of mediums such as videos, games, browser extensions and data visualizations.
To be eligible for this award, projects must already be in-progress, at either the conceptual or prototype stage. They also have to be "freely available on the web," have the ability "to be broadly shared," and must include "privacy-respecting mechanisms."
This isn't Mozilla's only project that has the aims of teaching people more about the changing face of technology.
From briefs to explainers to graphics, Mozilla has been attempting to make it easier for people to understand how things work.
Applications for this grant are open now and close on August 1.
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