We are an interdisciplinary and globally distributed AI research institute rooted in the belief that AI is not inevitable, its harms are preventable, and when its production and deployment include diverse perspectives and deliberate processes it can be beneficial. Our research reflects our lived experiences and centers our communities.
We believe that research should center the voices and experiences of those most impacted by technology and should be rooted in their communities. Our distributed research institute allows us to remain embedded in our communities in the U.S. and globally to include a greater diversity of perspectives and lived experiences.
As researchers ourselves, we understand that the current environments in which we conduct this work do not prioritize our well-being. We value the commitments required to produce strong research and are committed to being a place where researchers do not have to choose between their work and their health.
We believe that groundbreaking research happens when researchers have the space to thoroughly conduct their work. We value deliberate, comprehensive processes that lead to quality findings.
We believe that artificial intelligence can be a productive, inclusive technology that benefits our communities, rather than work against them. However, we also believe that AI is not always the solution and should not be treated as an inevitability. Our goal is to be proactive about this technology and identify ways to use it to people’s benefit where possible, caution against potential harms and block it when it creates more harm than good.
We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers, organizers and activists located across North America, Europe and Africa. Learn about each team member below.
We publish interdisciplinary work uncovering and mitigating the harms of current AI systems, and research, tools and frameworks for the technological future we should build instead.
DAIR will have opportunities for full time positions, internships and fellowships, but we first need some time to setup the institute. All available opportunities will be announced through our website.
We currently don't have such opportunities but we will list them on our website if we do.
We currently don't have the bandwidth to do this, but are figuring out if there are services we can provide in the future.
Send us an email at [email protected] and we can evaluate whether this is something we can take on.