Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft form 'Partnership on AI'


Mar 25, 2003
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Not many weeks go by when Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not in the news for some reason, and this week is no exception. It was announced yesterday evening that DeepMind / Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft have formed a partnership, which bears the catchy name of the 'Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society'. The aim of the collaboration is "to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society."

Notable absentees include both Apple and Elon Musk - the latter is perhaps most surprising given Elon Musk has championed OpenAI which seems to share similar goals to the partnership.


It will certainly be interesting to see how much AI technology improves as a result of this new co-operation between industry giants.

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