Issues and Spaces

We are committed to the realization of Artificial Intelligence that is worthy of trust, both on and offline. This commitment brings important topics such as bias, transparency and the stewardship of data to the forefront of the internet health movement.

Trustworthy AI

In 2023, MozFest is harnessing our collective power to better our digital landscape, build transformative systems, and sustain momentum within our community towards positive human and digital rights progress. It is through the collective power of the people that we can actualize Trustworthy AI.


"15.7 trillion. The amount AI is predicted to contribute to the global economy by 2030."

Sizing the Prize, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2017

As we investigate Trustworthy AI and the ways in which we can move from opaque, closed systems towards open, transparent ones, we center the people: builders, users, whistle blowers, and all those affected. MozFest is the gathering place for human intelligence that weaves in ancestral, ecological, technical and spiritual knowledge, to move the needle in shaping Artificial Intelligence.

2023 Central Issues

At MozFest, we focus on the most pressing issues of our current digital world.

  • A poster pinned to a corkboard that reads 'Trust me, I'm an AI.' surrounded by sticky notes to the right of the poster.


    The result of systematic design, allowing for unevenly distributed power. Let's redesign the system.

  • A black and white tailors mannequin with a pink sign around the neck that says 'Free Your Data!' in the background there is a model of a fox's head.

    Data Stewardship

    The process of how our data is gathered, governed, deployed. Our data should benefit, not harm.

  • A world map with sticky notes added to different countries

    Movement Building

    An enduring practice, deep commitment towards shared goals, and desire to see systemic change.

  • A photograph of a transparent, plastic, cube with blue LED lights and mirror inside it, creating a dotted pattern on it's surface.


    To clearly see the root of the problem and realistic solutions. We practice co-creation and openness.

There are many forces that move the world, and one of them is the collective power of people. In recent years, collective power has fueled the open source movement by providing access for more people to build online, propelled global awareness of political and social injustice, and helped individuals navigate a deadly pandemic through mutual aid efforts. But change is constant, and the internet of today has created new problems around open and collective power.

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Community Spotlight

Meet Tara Vassefi

Her Trustworthy AI Working Group project, "Truth As A Public Good" is the foundation of her now full-time job. She is able to apply her project to waste diversion for the city of Washington D.C.

MozFest 2023 Spaces

Think of Spaces at MozFest as mini-festivals. Within each Space, participants can find everything they need: interactive, community-led sessions, inspiring talks, art installations, lots of coffee, and community.

Get Involved

There are many ways to participate in MozFest, from working groups to facilitating a session, to watching our speaker series online.

Working Groups

The Building Trustworthy AI Working Group for AI builders is an engaged community of over 400 global members who aim to help the MozFest community build more Trustworthy AI.

Join a working group


Being a volunteer at the festival is a great behind-the-scenes chance to learn how this incredible event unfolds. Registration opens December 2022.

Learn more