Multi-campus collaboration to research intersection of human life, artificial intelligence

A multi-campus research collaboration featuring UC Berkeley professors that will explore the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life officially launched this week. The Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence was founded by UC Berkeley faculty across a variety of technical and social sciences, and researchers at Cornell University and University of Michigan. Rather than a physical building, it will consist of “people, whiteboards and computers…and maybe a few robots too,” according to Stuart Russell, a campus electronics and computer sciences professor and lead of the project. “We should redefine the goal of artificial intelligence from creating pure, undirected intelligence to creating beneficial intelligence,” said Max Tegmark, a physics professor at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute, which donated grants to the center. “We feel that the center…


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