Read what people have to say in support of the work we are doing
"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.
“The excitement and novelty factor currently surrounding emerging technologies will fade as they become ubiquitous, so now is the time to pioneer the future of storytelling, and to leverage these tools and set the standards that others will follow.”
Ben Kreimer, IVOW Director of Storytelling Technology. Ben specializes in storytelling with drones, virtual reality, 360º video, 3D reconstructions, and open source hardware sensor platforms.
"There is a powerful connection to explore between AI and cultural life. We can enrich AI systems with inclusive and diverse data from all corners of the world and make cultural heritage more accessible to the public. De-biasing AI starts with presenting all ethnicities with equal opportunities for representation. Scientific progress of AI can benefit culture and heritage. And IVOW is geared towards it."
Simin Kargar, IVOW Director of Strategic Initiatives is also affiliated with the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society. She's a human rights lawyer focusing on the interrelations of technology and human rights.