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New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University plans to announce on Wednesday that it will create a research center that focuses on the ethics of artificial intelligence. The ethics center, called the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, is being established at a time of growing international concern about the impact of...

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

The world’s biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence. Amazon, Google’s DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will work together on issues such as privacy, safety and the collaboration between people and AI. Dubbed the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, it will include external experts. One...

The rise of robots: forget evil AI – the real risk is far more insidious

When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human creators. Fictional baddies such as the Terminator’s Skynet or Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey have a lot to answer for. However, the real...

UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Compatible AI

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $5,555,550 over five years to UC Berkeley to support the launch of a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (AI), led by Professor Stuart Russell. We believe the creation of an academic center focused on AI safety has significant potential benefits in terms...

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