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Thursday, September 29, 2016

A New Partnership on AI

Newly formed, The Partnership on AI:   (could use a snappier name)

" ... Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society. ... "   ( Considerable detail of organization at the link above)

In Techcrunch:

From the BBC: 

" ... The collaboration comes at a time of rapid advance in the area of AI

The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.

Amazon, Google's DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will work together on issues such as privacy, safety and the collaboration between people and AI. 

Dubbed the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, it will include external experts. One said he hoped the group would address "legitimate concerns". "We've seen a very fast development in AI over a very short period of time," said Prof Yoshua Bengio, from the University of Montreal.  ... " 

Note Apple is not yet involved.   Similarity to OpenAI.

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