Automation for Everyone

Free Machine develops creative programs to shape a high-tech future that is equitable, abundant, and sustainable.

Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence and other automation technologies are already transforming our world and economy, and will profoundly reorient society. The question is: who will these developments benefit?

Oversight & Ownership of Technology

How can we regulate technologies so that oversight is controlled democratically rather than by unelected and unaccountable officials? Can we imagine democratic ownership of key infrastructure and assets so that the benefits are equitably distributed?

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Corporations propagate self-serving visions of what futures are desirable (or even possible). How do we create narrative platforms for communities to imagine and explore their own future visions that prioritize equity and sustainability over profit and endless growth?

If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution.

—Stephen Hawking's final words to the internet