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Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

This report explores the human rights impacts of ar- tificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies. It highlights the risks that AI, algorithms, machine learning, and related technologies may pose to human rights, while also recognizing the opportunities these tech- nologies present to enhance the enjoyment of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”).

The Digital Inclusion Coalition Guidebook

This Guidebook, developed by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance with support from Media Democracy, reflects lessons learned from six established community-wide digital inclusion coalitions.

OECD Principles on AI

The OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence promote artificial intelligence (AI) that is innovative and trustworthy and that respects human rights and democratic values. They were adopted in May 2019 by OECD member countries when they approved the OECD Council Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence.

Media and Information Literacy: Challenges and Opportunities for the World of Education

Written by Carolyn Wilson for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, this paper explores media and information literacy and its importance to understanding democratic rights, active citizenship, and technological literacy. Filled with key concepts, sample questions, and additional resources, it is essential reading for both educators and the wider public.

Ethical OS

The Ethical Operating System can help makers of tech, product managers, engineers, and others get out in front of problems before they happen. It’s been designed to facilitate better product development, faster deployment, and more impactful innovation. All while striving to minimize technical and reputational risks.

Future Ways of Living Charrette Report

This is the first report of the Media Ethics Lab Charrette series, aiming to serve as the springboard for a larger media ethics dialogue. Published in partnership with George Brown College's Institute without Boundaries, this is equally a summary of the charrette findings as it is a blueprint for future discussion and innovation in the field.

Mozilla’s 2019 Internet Health Report

Mozilla's third annual examination of the internet, its impact on society and how it influences our everyday lives. Growing movements to protect digital privacy, build more responsible artificial intelligence, and rein in the power of the eight big tech companies were cited as the most positive developments for a healthier internet, while pervasive AI bias, biometrics abuse, and increased government censorship are named the most disturbing trends according to 2019 Internet Health Report.

Digital Literacy in a Digital Age

This is the first discussion paper of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship research series aiming to help policymakers and other stakeholders understand the growing need for digital literacy in Canada’s workforce. It sets out our initial thinking on the need for digital knowledge and skills, what digital literacy comprises, and a framework for understanding digital skills.

The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy

The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy addresses the “fake news” problem by evaluating the successes and failures of recent media literacy efforts.

Youth and Artificial Intelligence

Youth and Artificial Intelligence: Where We Stand by members of the Youth and Media team at Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, highlights some of the team’s initial learnings and exploratory questions around the ways young people (ages 12-18) may interact with and be impacted by AI technologies.

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