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Along with our own research and group discourse, we aim to foster academic prowess through our repository of resources.
By compiling the most relevant and innovative resources from across the digital and literary worlds, we strive to close the gap of media understanding.

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.

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

On 8 April 2019, the High-Level Expert Group on AI presented Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. This followed the publication of the guidelines' first draft in December 2018 on which more than 500 comments were received through an open consultation.

With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility, a guide for college students and anyone wanting to enter the tech industry to help navigate ethical issues in the tech.

Contract for the Web

This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

Essential Guide to Understanding Information Disorder

This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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