Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft Announce AI Partnership

Five tech titans — Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft — have formed a coalition to educate advertisers and consumers on the ongoing development of artificial intelligence. Microsoft Research chief Eric Horvitz and DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman will co-chair the coalition in the interim, called Partnership on AI and announced Wednesday. Reports suggest that Apple is still considering joining the organization, but no announcement has been made. A board, which will guide the activities of the partnership, has not yet been fully appointed. “Day-to-day operations will be overseen by an executive director who will work closely with the board of directors,” according to the Web site. “Conferences, meetings, panels, projects, and working groups will be commissioned by the board and conducted by the executive staff.” Two of those executive staff…


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