“The Wikimedia Foundation’s Research team has published a set of white papersthat outline our plans and priorities for the next 5 years. These white papers, which were developed collaboratively by all members of the team, reflect our thinking about the kind of research that will be necessary to further the 2030 Wikimedia strategic direction of knowledge equity and knowledge as a service.
Altogether, these white papers define a set of recommended directions in three key areas—knowledge gaps, knowledge integrity, and foundations—where the Wikimedia Foundation, in partnership with affiliates and academic collaborators, can help the Wikimedia movement address and anticipate challenges and take advantage of emerging technological opportunities. Example directions include:
- Developing a knowledge equity index to track progress towards removing barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge
- Identifying new methods and tools for characterizing bias, information quality, and trustworthiness in Wikimedia content
- Designing and testing machine learning technologies to assist contributors in identifying and filling knowledge gaps….”