Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in #AI initiative  via @techcrunch

  • Apple couldn’t miss out on this opportunity if it wants to hire some of the best AI engineers.
  • Apple aims to up its AI smarts with iCloud user data in iOS 10.3
  • The Partnership on AI could also be a great lobbying tool, proving that tech companies are acting responsibly.
  • The Partnership on AI was officially unveiled back in September 2016 .
  • While the Partnership on AI has to clarify its areas of work, you can expect to see research papers on AI.

Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech..
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Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society

  • Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.
  • To advance public understanding and awareness of AI and its potential benefits and potential costs to act as a trusted and expert point of contact as questions/concerns arise from the public and others in the area of AI and to regularly update key constituents on the current state of AI progress.
  • The engagement of AI users and developers, as well as representatives of industry sectors that may be impacted by AI (such as healthcare, financial services, transportation, commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications, and media) to support best practices in the research, development, and use of AI technology within specific domains.
  • In support of the mission to benefit people and society, the Partnership on AI intends to conduct research, organize discussions, share insights, provide thought leadership, consult with relevant third parties, respond to questions from the public and media, and create educational material that advance the understanding of AI technologies including machine perception, learning, and automated reasoning.
  • The regular engagement of experts across multiple disciplines (including but not limited to psychology, philosophy, economics, finance, sociology, public policy, and law) to discuss and provide guidance on emerging issues related to the impact of AI on society.

Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.
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