Global Task Force
for Inclusive AI

The proliferation of widely accessible generative AI tools and the rapid development of powerful AI systems brings both opportunities for innovation and the potential for disruptive harm. AI must be developed inclusively, with the consultation of a diverse set of stakeholders and the broader public, to ensure technology can benefit all people and society.

About the Task Force

As a leading forum for addressing the most important and difficult decisions on the future of AI, Partnership on AI has launched the Global Task Force for Inclusive AI.

The Task Force is a body of leading practitioners and researchers across academia, civil society, industry, and policy focused on establishing a framework for ethical and inclusive public engagement practices in the field of AI. With the needs of AI developers in mind, the Task Force will apply their expertise to establish pragmatic approaches—including guidelines and resources—to better engage and integrate stakeholder feedback into the AI development process.

Policy bodies across the globe have recognized the importance of inclusive practices in developing responsible AI. The Task Force specifically responds to the call for the engagement of a diverse body of stakeholders and citizens in AI development in the White House Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights while also being intended to strengthen the delivery of global policy frameworks, such as the EU AI Act and NIST Risk Management Framework, by helping AI developers engage citizens in their implementation efforts. Through the creation of clear and practical guidelines and resources, the Global Task Force aims to learn from different stakeholder engagement approaches exercised by community advocates, governmental bodies, and other entities from around the world to ensure there is international consensus on how to better work with people from all walks of life most effectively and ethically.

What the Task Force Will Do

This initiative will drive partnerships between technology developer teams and community-based organizations as a way to identify and address algorithmic discrimination and other social harms that may result from the use of AI-enabled products, services, and systems.

Who Will Be Included in the Task Force

The Task Force will include global leaders in industry, civil society, and academia as well as experts in participatory engagement. As a global Task Force, PAI will engage multidisciplinary stakeholders around the world to ensure we build interoperable methods that engage citizens across borders.

How the Task Force Will Influence AI

To develop innovative AI systems, technology developers must address the needs of diverse communities. To mitigate potential algorithmic discrimination and harm, technology developers must engage with their stakeholders, including users and those affected by the deployment of their AI/ML products or systems, in a more inclusive way. With these goals in mind, the Task Force will establish a set of shared principles and guidelines for the ethical engagement of a diverse body of citizens and stakeholders during the many stages of AI development and develop a publicly-available library of resources and tools.

Through the development of clear recommendations and community standards, the Task Force aims to enable AI developers to effectively scale participatory collaboration in the design and development of their projects. The multi-stakeholder approach of the Task Force will ultimately create avenues for AI development that center the perspectives and experiences of those historically marginalized.

Task Force Members

Adriana Alvarado Garcia

IBM Research

Juanis Becerra Sandoval

Research Scientist

IBM Research

Anna Colom

Ada Lovelace Institute

Bill Curtis-Davidson


Remi Denton

Google Research

Lara Groves

Ada Lovelace Institute

Louise Hickman

Minderoo Center

Jerremy Holland


Ken Holstein

Carnegie Mellon University

Tamara Kneese

Data & Society

Jason Lewis

Indigenous AI Group

Keoni Mahelona

Kanaka Maoli

Emanuel Moss

Intel Labs

Wilneida Negrón

Seeta Peña Gangadharan

London School of Economics

Afsaneh Rigot

ARTICLE 19 and Harvard University

Lauren Wilcox


“AI development must center people first. Without the intentional inclusion of diverse perspectives, particularly those underrepresented in tech, we won’t have a full picture of AI’s potential impacts and harms. I look forward to working with the Global Task Force towards a shared goal of ensuring that AI is developed to respect, protect, and defend human rights and resilient democracies.”

Rebecca Finlay
CEO, Partnership on AI

“In this time of rapid innovation, we must invest in both technological advancements and policy initiatives to ensure that AI benefits individuals and society as a whole, while proactively addressing any potential adverse effects. The Task Force’s insights can help us gain a better understanding of AI’s social and ethical implications, enabling us to develop and field innovations that more effectively meet the needs of people and communities.”

Eric Horvitz
Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft
Board Chair, Partnership on AI

“As new technologies are developed, we must take action to avoid perpetuating historic and contemporary inequities. I support the Task Force’s goal of centering the perspectives and experiences of historically marginalized groups, and believe it will be an important step towards developing more inclusive and ethical AI.”

Nicol Turner Lee
Member of the Partnership on AI Board,
Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and
Director of Center of Technology Innovation
at Brookings Institution

What’s Next

Having announced the inaugural members of the Task Force, PAI is committed to growing this important coalition. To recommend additional members for the Global Task Force for Inclusive AI, use this form.

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