To ensure that new developments in data science and artificial intelligence are designed for and advance the public good, the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation announced today more than $9.7 million in grants to organizations at the forefront of building inclusive tech, data, and AI ecosystems.
A grant of $250,000 was awarded to the CyberPeace Institute to support our human-centric and evidence-led work to build cyber peace and ensure vulnerable communities’ rights to security, dignity, and equity in cyberspace.
“We are thankful and honored to be part of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation grantees. This program is an impressive effort to collaboratively advance responsible tech use for the global public good” stated Stéphane Duguin, Chief Executive Officer, CyberPeace Institute.
Driven by the Foundation’s long-term commitment to a tech-enabled, human centric future, these grants foster the design, development, and deployment of responsible and trustworthy technologies that prioritize ethics, inclusivity, and shared economic and social opportunity.
“If we are to harness technology for better societal outcomes,” said Patrick J. McGovern Foundation President Vilas Dhar, “we must start by building systems and tools that center equity in design and use. These grants support critical work: leveraging the use of government data for public welfare, improving data access for journalists and citizens, developing AI education initiatives for policymakers, and building educational systems that further digital inclusion and digital literacy. AI is transforming business already – civil society must advocate for how AI can transform humanity’s future for our shared benefit.”
“This commitment from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation demonstrates the key role philanthropy plays in supporting the critical work of organizations, such as the CyberPeace Institute.” stated Stéphane Duguin.
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is a global 21st century philanthropy bridging the frontiers of artificial intelligence, data science, and social impact to create a thriving, equitable and sustainable future for all. The Foundation’s work focuses on bringing together academia, practitioners, and civil society to pursue the potential of AI and data science to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges.