A couple of days ago was #GivingTuesday, a “global generosity movement” that aims to harness some of the energy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in support of charitable organizations. Hopefully you took advantage of the opportunity to donate to organizations you believe in. While you’re in the giving spirit, don’t forget those organizations working to make the field of AI more accessible, responsible and diverse.
We want to make this a thing in our community… we can call it #GivingTuesdAI!
To kick this off, I’m happy to announce that we’ll match the first $5,000 in donations made to any of the below organizations, up to $500 per individual, through December 27th. To apply for the match, reply or tweet me (@samcharrington) a screenshot of your donation receipt with the tag #GivingTuesdAI.
Girls Who Code (donate): Creates programs that connect girls ages 8-22 with clubs, classes, and summer programs, and showcases female coders in order to close the gender gap in computer science.
KhanAcademy (donate): Provides free, high-quality educational resources for Kindergarten through college students and teachers. Sal Khan actually spoke about Khan Academy and the future of education at TWIMLfest last year.
3. Professional Organizations
Black in AI (donate): Increases the inclusion of Black people in the field of AI by creating space for sharing ideas and fostering collaborations through mentorship and advocacy.
There are certainly other organizations worthy of our support. Comment any of your favorites that we’ve missed in this list!