Further 22 new members join Partnership on AI

Wednesday 17 May 2017 | 09:49 CET | News

Partnership on AI, a nonprofit set up last September with the goal of advancing public understanding of Artificial Intelligence and developing best practices, has announced that a further 22 new organisations will be joining the group that already counts Amazon, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Google DeepMind and Apple as founding members. The 8 new for-profit partners are eBay, Intel, McKinsey & Company, Salesforce, SAP, Sony, and Zalando, along with start-up Cogitai. The 14 new non-profit partners are the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, AI Forum of New Zealand, Center for Democracy & Technology, Centre for Internet and Society – India, Data & Society Research Institute, Digital Asia Hub, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Humanity Institute, Future of Privacy Forum, Human Rights Watch, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, UNICEF, Upturn, and the XPRIZE Foundation.

The Partnership added that it will shortly provide information on a number of new initiatives, including topic-specific and sector-specific Working Groups to research and formulate best practices, the creation of a Civil Society Fellowship programme aimed at assisting people at non-profits and NGOs who wish to collaborate on topics in AI and society, the formation of a cross-conference “AI, People, and Society” Best-Paper Award and the start of an AI Grand Challenges series to stimulate aspirational efforts in harnessing AI to address some of the most pressing long-term social and societal issues.

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