Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI

It’s easy to think of Silicon Valley’s artificial intelligence giants as superheroes: Each wields immense power, claims to work toward a better world, and terrifies the government in the speed and scale at which they work. And much like comic book heroes, these companies are trying to form their own body of governance. Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are joining forces to create industry standards for the development of ethical artificial intelligence, reports John Markoff at the New York Times. The group hasn’t been officially announced, but the companies have reportedly been meeting to discuss how AI can be developed safely and in the interest of the general public. Reached for comment, Microsoft said it does not discuss rumors. Facebook, IBM, and Alphabet were not immediately available for comment.…


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