Hi everyone! Reminder that this conversation is coming up on Thursday! We will have a member of the Foundation's Legal team with us to discuss possible legal implications, many of which have been raised on this list over the past few days. You can still register for the Zoom room by emailing answ...@wikimedia.org. Notes will be shared after on the External Trends page on Meta <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2023-2024/Draft/External_Trends> for those who want to participate asynchronously. Hope to see you there!
Best, Elena Elena Lappen (she/her/hers) Lead Movement Communications Specialist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> On Thu, Mar 9, 2023 at 1:40 PM Yael Weissburg <rweissb...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > Last year, as part of our annual planning process, the Wikimedia > Foundation shared a list of external trends > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Chief_Executive_Officer/Maryana%E2%80%99s_Listening_Tour/External_Trends> > that we believed were likely to significantly impact the context in which > the Wikimedia movement operates. Our focus at the time was on the changing > nature of search, the astronomical rise in the global demand for content, > and rich media content in particular, and the concerning rise of > misinformation and disinformation. We heard from many in our movement about > additional trends that our movement faces that we didn’t include in that > list, but that are critical to how we as a movement operate, including the > de-prioritization of investigative journalism, and the damage to GLAM > institutions wrought by the global pandemic. > > As part of this year’s annual planning process, we set out to update that > list. In particular, we’ve been tracking recent advancements in artificial > intelligence (AI). In our recent Diff post on the topic,  we noted some > risks as well as some potential opportunities for our movement as this > technology continues to evolve. Since there has been a great deal of > interest in and discussion about AI products like ChatGPT and what it means > for Wikimedia over the past few months (including several threads on the > topic on this mailing list), we’d love to explore this topic in more depth > with you and continue the conversation about its implications for us as a > free knowledge movement. > > I’d like to invite you all to an open call on 23 March at 18:00 UTC (find > your local time here)  where we can share reflections on the > opportunities, risks, and questions we see raised by new AI tools and > products. > > The call will be held on Zoom. If you’re interested in joining, email > answ...@wikimedia.org and we will share the Zoom link with you via email. > We will work to coordinate interpretation for languages where there are 3 > or more interested community members; please email answ...@wikimedia.org > with interpretation requests as well. > > For those who are unable to join the call, but interested in following and > contributing to the conversation, we plan to share notes on our External > Trends Meta page  afterward so that you can add your thoughts. > > Whether in person or on-wiki, I hope you’ll share your ideas so that we > can all get a broader understanding of the potential benefits and > challenges of this emergent technology. Looking forward to the discussion! > > Best, > > > Yael Weissburg > > 1. > > > > https://diff.wikimedia.org/2023/02/17/looking-outward-external-trends-in-2023/ > 2. > > https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1679594401 > 3. > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2023-2024/Draft/External_Trends > > > *Yael Weissburg* (she/her) > VP, Partnerships, Programs & Grantmaking > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > M: (+1) 415.513.6643 > I work from San Francisco. My time zone is UTC -7/-8. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list -- email@example.com, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > Public archives at > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/BTIM7FBO3XATNOLL7OMAPCQQWC2DM45X/ > To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org
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