Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are forming an alliance on AI — here’s why

What do you get when you put Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft in a room together? A new organization dedicated to the advancement of artificial intelligence, apparently.  The five tech giants have formed a new nonprofit with the goal of using A.I. to benefit people and society (really, that is even in the groups name). The organizations are all already individually involved in A.I. research and with the new nonprofit are joining forces to make an even bigger impact. So what is this group, and what are its goals? In IT Blogwatch, we prepare for our robot overlords.  So what is this nonprofit? Dave Gershgorn has the background: Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google…[have] joined to create a non-profit…to educate the public about [artificial intelligence] and share industry best-practices…


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