The Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI2) Joins Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society

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The Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence, AI2, announced today it has joined the Partnership on AI to benefit people and society. AI2, the largest non-profit AI organization in the world, contributes to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering and will expand on its commitment to transparency and collaboration with the Partnership on AI and its partners.

“The mission of AI2 and the mission of Partnership on AI are perfectly aligned and we are excited to work in collaboration with worthwhile organizations that are committed to building AI to benefit humanity,” said Oren Etzioni, CEO at AI2. “Breakthroughs in computer science will lead to better AI, and better AI can lead to scientific breakthroughs that change our world for the better. AI2, the Partnership on AI, and all of the organizations working on this cause realize that the stakes are too high to not to work together to develop AI responsibly to help solve some of the greatest human challenges.”

AI2 is an award winning AI non-profit with over 70 employees working on cutting-edge AI research and projects in use today by academics, scientists, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Of note, Semantic Scholar, an AI-based academic search engine, is redefining how scientific and medical research papers and journals are analyzed and how language, graphs, and citations are indexed for unprecedented search capabilities. AI2 also focuses on machine reading and reasoning, natural language understanding, and computer vision. In just over 3 years, AI2 has responsibly developed nearly a dozen AI technologies and applications.

We look forward to collaborating with other industry-leading Partnership on AI members to address the challenges and opportunities within the AI field including companies, nonprofits and institutions and with founding members Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google / DeepMind, IBM and Microsoft; existing Partners AAAI, ACLU, OpenAI; and new Partners: AI Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ), Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), Centre for Democracy & Tech (CDT), Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS), Cogitai, Data & Society Research Institute (D&S), Digital Asia Hub, eBay, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Intel, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), McKinsey & Company, SAP, Salesforce, Sony, UNICEF, Upturn, XPRIZE Foundation and Zalando.

About AI2

AI2 was founded in 2014 with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft cofounder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a renowned researcher in the field of AI. AI2 employs more than 35 top-notch researchers and engineers, attracting individuals of varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe. AI2 prides itself on the diversity and collaboration of this team, and takes a results-oriented approach to complex challenges in AI.

About Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is a not-for-profit organization, founded by Amazon, Apple, Google/DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft. Our goals are to study and formulate best practices on the development, testing, and fielding of AI technologies, advancing the public’s understanding of AI, to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society and identify and foster aspirational efforts in AI for socially beneficial purposes. We actively designed the Partnership on AI to bring together a diverse range of voices from for-profit and non-profit, all of whom share our belief in the tenets and are committed to collaboration and open dialogue on the many opportunities and rising challenges around AI.

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Business Wire: 20:36 GMT Tuesday 16th May 2017

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