Tech giants try to calm fears over artificial intelligence

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Silicon Valley powerhouses are trying to calm public fears about the rise of artificial intelligence. A new non-profit coalition that counts Google, Facebook and Amazon as members is hoping to demystify the emerging technology -- one tech giants believe has the potential to transform their businesses. "They care how these technologies will influence people and [about] the social and societal consequences more broadly." Artificial intelligence is a field that encompasses many different technological developments. It's seen in innovations like self-driving cars, helping them navigate the roads, and in the personal assistant apps on smartphones that answer queries, organize calendars and more.


Tech giants reveal artificial intelligence ethics board

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From job automation to fears of a robot uprising, the growth of artificial intelligence has spurred numerous concerns over the future of humanity, many of which have long been stoked by science fiction. But now, the tech giants of Silicon Valley are working to take on the most pertinent challenges before they can even arise. Researchers with Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft have teamed up to create a new group, known as the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, to develop a standard of ethics for the development of AI. Researchers with Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft have teamed up to create the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. 'The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society,' a statement said.


The 'justice league for AI': Tech giants reveal artificial intelligence ethics board (but Apple is NOT part of it)

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From job automation to fears of a robot uprising, the growth of artificial intelligence has spurred numerous concerns over the future of humanity, many of which have long been stoked by science fiction. But now, the tech giants of Silicon Valley are working to take on the most pertinent challenges before they can even arise. Researchers with Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft have teamed up to create a new group, known as the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, to develop a standard of ethics for the development of AI. Researchers with Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft have teamed up to create the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. 'The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society,' a statement said.


Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft Establish Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

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Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft announced yesterday that they will create a non-profit organization that will work to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Academics, non-profits and specialists in policy and ethics will be invited to join the Board of the organization, named the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI). 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.


Artificial Intelligence is coming of age, slowly but surely

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Have you seen sci-fi movies like A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a 2001 US science fiction drama directed by Steven Spielberg that portrays a childlike android programmed to love, or Bicentennial Man, which starred the late Robin Williams and was based on a 1976 novel by Isaac Asimov? Have you seen the movie Surrogates which starred Bruce Willis and portrayed a futuristic world where people live within the safety of their homes while their robotic surrogates carry on their daily chores? If yes, you are also likely to believe that machines endowed with artificial intelligence (AI) can emulate, or even surpass, human intelligence. However, nothing can be further from the truth, say researchers. "The frightening, futurist portrayals of artificial intelligence that dominate films and novels, and shape the popular imagination, are fictional… Unlike in the movies, there is no race of superhuman robots on the horizon or probably even possible," insists a Stanford University-hosted report.