In the quarterly call a point was raised that I thought demands a forum post.
I believe we have a good number of technical and non-technical volunteers in this forum. We can use this strength to build a bridge between the technical research that has been going in the fields of privacy, fairness, ethics, etc. and impact of this work on society. The way I see this happening is maybe through volunteer-led sessions, where a volunteer might pick up one seminal work in the field and explains that to a general audience, in a language and words everyone can understand, including the non-technical impact of that work and then a discussion around it.
This will help:
- IFF to get better insights into what is happening at technical level,
- Community in better understanding the technical research and its impact,
- Lastly, most of this research and work has happened in west. Maybe this will provide ideas and inspire the community to take up similar work in India.
What do you think?