Top tech firms join forces to tackle Artificial Intelligence

Technology September 29, 2016 by Brett Smith On Wednesday, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, IBM and Microsoft announced a collaboration dedicated to promoting the study and best practices surrounding artificial intelligence. Under the new Partnership on AI, this group of tech companies will discuss breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, a formal structure for communicating about these matters across company lines. These tech giants have pledged financial support for the initial phase of the project, but down the road, membership and involvement is projected to include activist groups, nonprofits, ethicists and others. “This group is a huge step forward, breaking down barriers for AI teams to share best practices, research ways to maximize societal benefits, and tackle ethical concerns, and make it easier for those in other fields to engage with everyone’s work,” said…


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