What Do Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM Have in Common? A New Partnership

A team of heavy hitters has been assembled to tackle the rapidly emerging space of artificial intelligence. A partnership between five tech giants—Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM—will conduct research and recommend best practices on all aspects of AI systems, including ethics, privacy, and collaboration between people and systems. The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society. Together, the organization’s members will conduct research, recommend best practices, and publish research under an open license in areas such as ethics, fairness, and inclusivity; transparency, privacy, and interoperability; collaboration between people and AI systems; and the trustworthiness, reliability, and robustness of the technology. It does not intend to lobby government or other policymaking bodies. The giants’ newly formed team…


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