1. Ethical AI: Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society
In September 2016, Google, Amazon, Google DeepMind, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft and others joined forces to establish a nonprofit organisation called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. This partnership will look at best practices in AI, its benefits and drawbacks, its impact on society and the relationship between people and AI systems.
Today, Apple joined the research group along with six new members from both nonprofit and corporate organisations. In a blog post, Partnership on AI said: "The company has been involved and collaborating with the Partnership since before it was first announced and is thrilled to formalise its membership."
The founding companies will join with academics and industry experts to research how AI could impact healthcare, education, manufacturing, home automation and transportation. It hopes 'to maximise this potential and ensure it benefits as many people as possible'.