Tech Titans Join Forces to Stop AI from Behaving Badly

When it comes to policing artificial intelligence, technology leaders think there is safety in numbers. A new organization called the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society will seek to foster public dialogue and create guidelines for developing AI so that systems do not misbehave. The companies involved include Google and its subsidiary DeepMind, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM. The partnership is founded on eight tenets or principles, including the idea that AI should benefit as many people as possible; that the public should be involved in its development; that research should be conducted in an open way; and that AI systems should be able to explain their reasoning. That such fierce rivals would come together in this way shows how important the companies feel it is to…


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