At YR Media, when we turn our attention to an issue shaping young people’s lives, we go deep. As of fall 2019, that issue is Artificial Intelligence. Leveraging our track-record for producing groundbreaking learning experiences and award-winning media, we are launching a new desk: AI in Life.
AI is a shaping force of the 21st century, with the potential to address some of our biggest challenges and exacerbate some of humanity’s worst traits: bias, greed, violence. We are the next generation of AI creators and users. We need to understand the technology, embrace its potential, insist on its ethical application, expose its harms and tell its stories.
With support from NSF and in partnership with stellar university and industry collaborators including the App Inventor team, we’ll be producing:
Mover and Shaker interview series
Interactives and Apps
Consumer Product Reviews
Check out our learning resources
Stay tuned for fresh critical AI literacy tools co-created with our contributors, for anyone looking to explore AI through an ethics-and-equity lens. For now, we invite you to dig into our DIY resources.
Create stories with us
Join our amazing national network of next-generation journalists and artists telling today’s stories and making media on our terms. Pitch YR Media here or request access to our Slack.
Follow our research
The whole time that we’re reporting on AI, we’re also researching our own efforts in the context of wider developments in the fields of science and technology, journalism, media arts and education. We’ll share links to talks and publications as they come. From our archives: No One’s Source, Data Agency, Beyond Coding.