Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft Form ‘Partnership on AI’

The tech giants have joined forces to create a new AI partnership to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.

Google’s involvement in the project is mainly through its research subsidiary DeepMind, which made news recently when its AI machine beat a world-class human player in the Asian board game, ‘Go’.

The heavyweights lobby says, the goal is to “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”.