Commons-based Data Set Governance for AI

March 21, 2024 by: Zuzanna Warso et al.
In this white paper, we propose an approach to sharing data sets for AI training as a public good governed as a commons.

Democratic governance of AI systems and datasets

May 17, 2024 by: Alek Tarkowski et al.
The brief outlines a policy agenda that addresses concentrations of power in AI through policies supporting democratic governance of these technologies. It was written together with other organizations by invitation from Think7, the think tank of the Italian G7 Presidency.

Considerations for implementing rightholder opt-outs by AI model developers

May 16, 2024 by: Paul Keller
This policy brief explores what compliance policies for Article 53(1c) of the AI Act could look like in practice and what technical standards and services are available to implement the rightholder opt-outs.

Towards a Books Data Commons for AI Training

April 8, 2024 by: Alek Tarkowski et al.
This white paper describes ways of building a books data commons: a responsibly designed, broadly accessible data set of digitized books to be used in training AI models.

Your Art + AI

March 28, 2024 by: Nadia Nadesan
This zine on AI, designed for artists by Nadia Nadesan, aims at explaining the mechanics of generative AI and encouraging critical thinking about the narratives and implications surrounding AI in the arts.

Open Future Annual Report 2023

February 29, 2024 by: Open Future
Open Future Annual Report 2023 covers the second full year of our operations and provides a detailed account of the development and refinement of our organizational strategy.

Finding the path to a more open internet

February 12, 2024 by: Clément Perarnaud
The report focuses on unpacking the European Union’s policy approach to Internet standardization and proposes alternative strategies conducive to more openness, both at the technical and political levels.

Paradox of Open: Policies for the Digital Commons

January 25, 2024 by: Alek Tarkowski et al.
As input for the digital policy agenda for the second part of Europe’s Digital Decade, we are offering seven suggestions for policy interventions in support of the Digital Commons.

Shifting terrain: Standards, Protocols, Ecosystems

December 21, 2023 by: Alek Tarkowski
This report summarizes a round-table discussion called "Standards, Protocols, Ecosystems," which focused on the principles of sovereignty and interoperability, how they interact, and the means through which they can be secured. The discussion was organized in partnership with the critical infrastructure lab.

Tension lines in the digital commons: a report

November 9, 2023 by: Open Future
As a part of our exploration of the open movement, we co-hosted a workshop with a small group of the movement’s leaders. Participants represented a broad range of views that allowed us to identify the strategic tensions within the movement relating to, a.o., its politics, socio-economic constraints, digital rights, and equity. You can read the full report as a PDF or online.

Digital Public Space Primer

October 24, 2023 by: Paul Keller et al.
The purpose of this primer is to explain the concept of digital public spaces as a central tenet of European digital policies. It shows why digital public spaces are a necessity for the full realization of digital rights and how the European Union should support digital public spaces by investing in public digital infrastructure.
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