LinkedIn and eBay founders Reid Hoffman and Pierre Omidyar donate $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund.
As technological advances are made, artificial intelligence is becoming a more prominent attribute of technology, it is interesting to see that two major tech giants are investing funds into the governance of such emerging technology.
The $20 million will go to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will distribute money to researchers working on the tough ethical problems raised by AI.
LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman says; “There’s an urgency to ensure that AI benefits society and minimises harm,” said Hoffman. “AI decision-making can influence many aspects of our world – education, transportation, health care, criminal justice and the economy – yet data and code behind those decisions can be largely invisible.”
The fund is one of many new bodies aimed at shaping the future of AI in a positive, or at least, thoughtful direction.
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