Google, Facebook and Amazon form council to decide AI ethics

The world’s biggest artificial intelligence companies, including Facebook and Google, have joined forces to mould the ethical rules that will govern how robots and computer programs behave in the future. The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, a group that also includes Amazon, IBM and Microsoft as members, is a joint effort that its founders said would ensure that AI is developed to help humanity. Fears have been raised that the advances being made in artificial intelligence are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a cluster of deep-pocketed technology companies. But the tech companies who back the partnership said that it would allow them to be transparent and ethical in developing the technology. Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of Google’s DeepMind, will co-chair the partnership’s board Credit: Rex…


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