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Formation of Partnership On AI

Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft have announced the founding of a non-profit organization that to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities AI presents.

This collaboration comes into existence shortly after the inaugural report of the AI100 Study, which we reviewed earlier his week and sets out to address fundamental socio-economic issues it set out:
Who is responsible when a self-driven car crashes or an intelligent medical device fails?
How can AI applications be prevented from promulgating racial discrimination or financial cheating?
Who should reap the gains of efficiencies enabled by AI technologies and what protections should be afforded to people whose skills are rendered obsolete?
Because ultimately,
as people integrate AI more broadly and deeply into industrial processes and consumer products, best practices need to be spread, and regulatory regimes adapted.

Is it really a coincidence that Eric Horvitz, the man behind the University of Stanford based AI100 project the 100-year effort to study on the effects of artificial intelligence on every aspect of how people work, live, and play, is also the Interim Co-Chair of the Partnership, which wants to take responsibility for acting on the AI100 Study Group's findings.

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