UC Berkeley’s new center to make artificial intelligence human-compatible

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — The University of California, Berkeley, has launched a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence to work on ways to guarantee that the most sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) systems of the future will act in a manner that is aligned with human values. The new center, launched this week and headed by Stuart Russell, a UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, which is considered the standard text in the field of artificial intelligence, has received a grant of 5.5 million U.S. dollars from the Open Philanthropy Project, plus additional grants for the center’s research from the Leverhulme Trust and the Future of Life Institute. As an advocate for incorporating human values into the design of…


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