Google, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are coming together to form a non-profit organisation to educate the public and understand how it will influence people and society. The organization is dubbed as Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to benefit people and society.
The tech companies will have an open dialogue and discuss advancements and conduct research in AI and how to develop best products and services powered by machine learning. Partnership on AI aims to support research and recommend best practices in areas including ethics, fairness, and inclusivity; transparency and interoperability; privacy; collaboration between people and AI systems; and of the trustworthiness, reliability, and robustness of the technology. Each company has a representative on board Partnership on AI.
Partnership on AI is already in talks with other professional and scientific organisations such as the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and non-profit research groups including the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence about how they can work together.
Financial support will be coming from the initial tech companies that are members of the group, but in the future, membership and involvement is expected to increase. User activists, nonprofits, ethicists and other stakeholders will be joining the discussion in the coming weeks.