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Google, Facebook, Amazon Join Forces on Future of AI


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The collaboration comes at a time of rapid advance in artificial intelligence.

The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces on the future of artificial intelligence.

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The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence (AI).

Amazon, Google's DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will work together on issues such as privacy, safety, and collaboration between people and AI.

Dubbed the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, it will include external experts.

One said he hoped the group would address "legitimate concerns."

"We've seen a very fast development in AI over a very short period of time," said Yoshua Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal. "The field brings exciting opportunities for companies and public organisations. And yet, it raises legitimate questions about the way these developments will be conducted."

Bringing the key players together would be the "best way to ensure we all share the same values and overall objectives to serve the common good", he added.

One notable absentee from the consortium is Apple. It has been in discussions with the group and may join the partnership "soon," according to one member.

 

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