Daily News Roundup: Tech Giants Form Nonprofit to Study Artificial Intelligence

New Silicon Valley Group Will Assess Machine Intelligence: Launched by five of the biggest names in technology, the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society will research AI applications and study their impact on humanity, reports The Seattle Times. Founding firms Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and Alphabet — represented by its Google and DeepMind divisions — will have seats on the new group’s board, along with five members from other fields, including academia, the law, and nonprofits. In a statement, the companies said the partnership will use research and open dialogue to develop best practices as artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent and “ensure it benefits as many people as possible.”Opinion: Does Candidates’ Generosity Matter to Voters? Amid intense public scrutiny of the Clinton and Donald J. Trump foundations, a Wall…


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