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By compiling the most relevant and innovative resources from across the digital and literary worlds, we strive to close the gap of media understanding.

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.

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.

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.

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 Future is Now

The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development, is the first Global Sustainable Development Report prepared by the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General.

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.

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.

Closing the Human Rights Gap in AI Governance

In October 2019, Element AI partnered with the Mozilla Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation to convene a workshop on the human rights approach to AI governance, to determine what concrete actions could be taken in the short term to help ensure that respect for human rights is embedded into the design, development, and deployment of AI systems. This report provides a summary of the workshop discussions and includes a list of recommendations that emerged out of the meeting.

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.

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.

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