The AI & Metaverse Technology Task Force (AIM TF) is an approved task force of the ToIP Technology Stack Working Group (TSWG).


The mission of TSWG AI & Metaverse Technology Task Force (AIM TF) is to create recommendations for the ToIP community to address opportunities and challenges brought on by advances in AI, Metaverse and related technologies within the overarching ToIP mission of creating interoperable trust over the Internet.

  • In one aspect, AI technologies may break the traditional assumptions of digital systems design, even most of the SSI systems or other decentralized systems.
  • In another aspect, AR/VR/XR/Metaverse, combined with AI, may fundamentally alter/blur/erase the boundaries between digital and the real world. After all, you face is your identity, whether you choose it or not, and anyone can create that implied identity without your permission or even knowledge. Once it is in a system, it has a life of its own. It is something missing today but critically important if we want our solutions be useful in the next 5-10 years.
  • Metaverse and web3 are two intertwined drivers in pushing many trust related issues and technologies to the forefront of defining what is the next internet or the next web. 
  • AI technology raises critical ethical issues with regard to how we think about trust over the internet, e.g. fairness, privacy and accountability. All these aspects, and more generally, AI ethics and harm prevention, point to the importance and relevance of the intersection between Trust and AI.
  • Other topics:
    • Trustworthiness of data
    • How the AIs work with each other
    • How does a person determine trustworthiness "on the fly"
    • More to be explored at the beginning of the Task Force's work

Some of these themes were also discussed in the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW'34) April 26-28, 2022, in a talk given by Wenjing Chu "Identity in the Age of AI".

A Venn diagram conveniently outlines the scope of the Task Force's work.

The mission of this task force is to identify the issues brought on by these technology developments and provide a recommendation for a roadmap of future work in ToIP. We plan to accomplish this in two phases:

  • The first phase is exploratory: to conduct survey studies to come to a common understanding of how the technologies of AI/Metaverse and Trust intersect & impact ToIP's current mission. The output can be one or more White Papers.
  • The second phase is to synthesize an actionable Recommendation and/or White Papers for ToIP.

The two phases should not be seen as strictly serial of course. They will overlap as the Task Force feel ready to produce deliverables in some topics while continuing in exploring new areas. The following diagram illustrates the Task Force's work roadmap (reviewed in Dec 2022 and Jan 2023).

Speakers Series

Our survey, introduction, discussion, and other exploratory work is organized as a series of speakers. The current list of speakers and the link to the meetings where they presented are listed in the table below. We invite all who have interest in presenting a topic related to the Task Force's work please be in contact with the Co-Chairs Anita Rao and/or Wenjing Chu .

No.SpeakersDateTopicLink to Minutes & RecordingsNotes

Wenjing Chu , Futurewei

July 21, 2022What is AI? What is Metaverse? How Do They Intersection with Trust?2022-07-21 AIM TF Meeting NotesThe top of the meeting notes contains link to Zoom Recording

Zaïda Rivai , Danutech

August 4, 2022Issues in AI & Metaverse2022-08-04 AIM TF Meeting Notes

Mary Lacity , Uni. of Arkansas - Walton

August 18, 2022SSI Principles - Do we need to revisit for AI and metaverse?2022-08-18 AIM TF Meeting Notes
Mary did not use a title - I added the topic here from her last slide in the deck - noted by Wenjing Chu 
4Sept 1, 2022On Biometrics2022-09-01 AIM TF Meeting Notes
7Vivek Nair and Gonzalo Munilla, UC Berkeley & TU MunichSept 15, 2022Privacy in the Metaverse2022-09-15 AIM TF Meeting Notes

Iain Barclay , Cardiff U.

Sept 29, 2022Verifiable Oversight on AI Systems2022-09-29 AIM TF Meeting Notes

Wenjing Chu , Futurewei

Oct 13, 2022How AI & Metaverse Intersect with the ToIP Stack? New Design Principles for the ToIP Stack2022-10-13 AIM TF Meeting Notes
10Nov 10, 2022 & Dec 1, 2022Metaverse - Identity & Data Privacy

2022-11-10 AIM TF Meeting Notes

2022-12-01 AIM TF Meeting Notes


Wenjing Chu , Futurewei

April 13, 2023The Latest Generative AI, Authentication and Content Authenticity2023-04-13 AIM TF Meeting Notes
12April 27, 2023IIW Update: DeepFake, Biometrics, Liveness, OTP, & Wallet2023-04-27 AIM TF Meeting Notes
13May 25, 2023Northern Block's Mathieu Interviews Wenjing Chu: Digital Trust in the Age of Generative AI2023-05-25 AIM TF Meeting Notes


The deliverables for this Task Force are:

  • A survey study report, or a series of reports (White Papers)
  • A series of Recommendations or White Papers (or Blogs & other lighter formats)

The following table lists all active white paper (and other formats of reports) currently in progress. We invite more Task Force members to propose new deliverables and/or join any of the current work.

No.Primary AuthorsTitleFormat & Link to the Working DraftExpected publication dateNotes
1Let's imagine a ToIP landscape vastly enhanced by pervasive AI

Single blog post

2023-03-30 AIM TF Meeting Notes


Phil Wolff is pausing this work

2Digital Trust in the Age of ChatGPT

White paper

2023-03-30 AIM TF Meeting Notes

~ July 2023
3Identity and Payments in Gaming

White paper

2023-03-30 AIM TF Meeting Notes

TBDLinks to a Hyperledger work


Please add your name to this list if you wish to be a lead:

(Note:Anita Rao joined the Task Force as a Co-Chair on  the June 8 meeting, and Vikas Malhotra stepped down - Thanks Vikas Vikas Malhotra for all past contributions )

Membership and Joining

Prior to participating in the meetings please ensure that you are a member of the Trust Over IP Foundation. Contributor level membership is available to anyone at no cost. Details can be found at this link.

To join this TF, add your name to this list (along with your affiliation if your organization is a ToIP member):

Meeting Schedule

This group meets on a biweekly basis every other Thursday at 12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

Please refer to the previous meeting minutes as well as agenda for the upcoming meeting here


Our Slack channel is #tswg-aim-tf. Please join us there:


Key milestones will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Phase 1: Survey and White Paper
  2. Phase 2: Recommendations and/or White Papers

Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright, Patent, Source Code)

As a Task Force (TF) of the Technology Stack WG (TSWG), the AIMTTF inherits the IPR terms from the TSWG JDF Charter.

  • The AIMTTF is not expected to produce source code.

Mailing List and Communications

This task force uses the following for communications