Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

By : |May 17, 2017 0

Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly about the prospects and challenges of artificial intelligence research.

The group also announced a slew of non-profit partners including the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the AI Forum of New Zealand, the Centre for Democracy & Technology, the Centre for Internet and Society (India), Data & Society Research Institute among others.

CIOL Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

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The new members expand a group that already counts heavyweights like Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

The platform will be hosting a series of AI Grand Challenges to encourage and incentivize researchers working on AI. It has also announced an award for best paper on the topic of “AI, People, and Society” to aid in addressing a similar goal.

The partnership group also said that it will create working groups to research and define best practices for specific topics and sectors within the field. It’s also creating a fellowship to assist nonprofits and nongovernmental organisations looking to participate in AI issues.

Interestingly, the group is still open which means the list will only get longer in the coming months.