-Google, Facebook and other tech giants merge to keep AI under control.
Top Technology giants such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft has merge to form a new Organisation called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, or Partnership on AI.
If you are wondering what AI is, well, AI stands for artificial intelligence. And Artificial Intelligence according to Webster dictionary is:
: an area of computer science that deals with giving machines the ability to seem like they have human intelligence
: the power of a machine to copy intelligent human behavior
The 5 companies involved in the nonprofit are pouring billions into artificial intelligence research, making products that predict our needs, help us communicate and connect us to people.
A ProPublica investigation this summer revealed how judges make sentencing and parole decisions by relying on AI software that is proven to be racially biased. And last July, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon found Google’s ad-delivery algorithm served men more ads for higher paying jobs than women.
According to LeCun, the group will operate in three fundamental ways. It will foster communication among those who build AI. It will rope in additional opinions from academia and civil society—people will a wider perspective on how AI will effect society as a whole. And it will inform the public om the progress of AI. That may include educating lawmakers, but the organization says it will not lobby the government.
LeCun also added it will be crucial. We’ve already seen a chat bot spout racist phrases it learned on Twitter, an AI beauty contest decide that black people are less attractive than white people and a system that rates the risk of someone committing a crime that appears to be biased against black people.
Ralf Herbrich, the director of machine learning science and core machine learning at Amazon, said: “We’re in a golden age of machine learning and AI. This partnership will ensure we’re including the best and the brightest in this space in the conversation to improve customer trust and benefit society.”