Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Working Groups/Product & Technology/Recommendations/8

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Most likely, new comments will not be taken into account by the new three Working Group members in their work of developing the final Recommendations. You are free however to continue discussing in the spirit of "discussing about Wikipedia is a work in progress". :)

Obvious, glaring omission[edit]

> Create an Emerging Technology Ethics group, to be administered by the Wikimedia Foundation, and to consist of representation of paid staff, affiliates and outside experts

Aren't you forgetting one major group of stakeholders?

Also, We Make Failures shouldn't be worrying about new technologies such as machine learning, blockchain and the like when your core product (MediaWiki) is a complete mess. MER-C (talk) 16:58, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

IIRC we wanted to change the wording since "outside" can be read as "outside the Wikimedia community" but that wasn't the intent here, just outside WMF/affiliates. Looks like that got forgotten in the rush to make the recommendations deadline. Tgr (talk) 21:52, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Statement of support[edit]

I think there’s a general need for some advisory body on both the ethics panel and product and social impact. I would personally benefit from this kind of community feedback -- inside the Foundation it feels like we are making these decisions in vacuums without a lot of discussion. Issues like censorship, misinformation, AI bias and uses need to have some sort of external guidance and perspective.

Application of our values such as privacy, data protection, neutral point of view, notability would benefit from being examined from a forward looking perspective by community sanctioned bodies. It would also be helpful to have a forum to consult for difficult product decisions around partnerships and use of new technologies.

I’d like to be able to talk about our values publicly because I think that our readers need to understand that the projects represent the values behind Wikipedia and the movement. I think this would support Wikimedia’s special place of responsibility in the internet. TNegrin (WMF) (talk) 01:32, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

From Catalan Salon[edit]

Good to have volunteers and editors in the Pannel. WMF Staff and 3rd parties are those who need the most feedback from editors and volunteers (...)