Read what people have to say in support of the work we are doing
“We are excited to join forces with IVOW AI to make the first steps in bringing inclusiveness and quality to the future of our technological society. This collaborative project will offer multiple opportunities for the global software testing community to learn and be involved in a hands-on project making a positive impact on humanity.” Anna Royzman of Test Master Academy in New York
“We need a global-denominator of perspective that becomes more inclusive and valuable with each and every contribution. The way tribal people think globally is muted, even though our first-voices are indistinguishable from the natural order of the earth.”
Tracy Monteith, Eastern Band Cherokee and Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. In 2012, after a 20-year journey, he led the effort to add the Cherokee language to both Windows and Office.
“The theme of this challenge [an algorithm for stories on women] is an extremely fitting introduction to the global AI and Storytelling challenge series that IVOW.AI plans to hold in the next decade. The stories of women comprise integral components within any comprehensive cultural context, and they are especially resonant within the field of Computer Science.”
Professor Ioannis Kakadiaris, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Houston.
"IVOW is a critical step forward in storytelling: by leveraging the power of AI to synthesize modern stories with the context and wisdom of cultures around the world, IVOW will usher in an era of global empathy and understanding."
Cameron Hamilton, Chief Data Scientist at Systematrix Solutions and an early IVOW advisor
What excites us about IVOW is their mission to build a coalition of like-minded organizations to come together to build a crowdsourced platform to involve the public in this endeavor.”
Dr. Farin Kamangar, Associate Dean of Morgan State University School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and one of our academic partners.
“I am intrigued by the idea of employing the power of AI and big data to create a dynamic and living multimedia database of cultural memes and scenes. Exploring, mining and creating stories that illustrate and tell the beautiful and mysterious common threads that are shared by all human cultures will also show the amazing diversity in our past, present, and future.”
Dr. Nader Vadiee, Director of Engineering Technology Programs at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque -- a National Indian Community College and one of our academic partners.
“I’m excited to be a part of IVOW because it is bridging the gap of humanity and technology with engaging storytelling and cultural connection.”
Juanisa "Nisa" McCoy leads Product Design at IVOW. Nisa's expertise is in user experience at companies like Oracle, ViaSat and Cox Communications.