Tech Giants Have Raised $27M To Build More Ethical AI | Forbes, 17 January 2017

The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund aims to support global efforts to “[advance] the development of ethical AI in the public interest,” and specifically in areas of education and applied research. Kicked off by tech heavyweights and other philanthropists, the fund has raised $27 million to date but is looking to grow, and has already partnered with researchers at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society the MIT Media Lab, two of the nation’s top institutions for the study of AI.

Source: Tech Giants Have Raised $27M To Build More Ethical AI

3 guiding principles for ethical AI, from IBM CEO Ginni Rometty | TechRepublic, 17 January 2017

It’s not the only partnership of this type: In January, the MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University announced the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will use $27 million to fund work that “advances the development of ethical AI in the public interest.” The White House also released two reports at the end of 2016 exploring AI’s impact on the workforce, and the role of government in its development and implementation.

Source: 3 guiding principles for ethical AI, from IBM CEO Ginni Rometty – TechRepublic

When AI algorithms fail, who you gonna call? | Diginomica, 13 January 2017

The researchers are well credentialed. According to her bio, Mary L. Gray is a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She is also a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, New England, and maintains a faculty position at Indiana University. Siddharth Suri is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City.

Source: When AI algorithms fail, who you gonna call?

Ebay’s Founder Is Giving Away £8.23 Million to Support AI That Is Good and Not Evil | Gizmodo UK, 11 January 2017

MIT’s Media Lab and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society will serve as the fund’s principal institutions, supporting research that addresses the ethical challenges posed by AI by “bridging the gap” between the hard and soft sciences.

Source: Ebay’s Founder Is Giving Away £8.23 Million to Support AI That Is Good and Not Evil | Gizmodo UK

LinkedIn and eBay founders contribute $20m to ethical AI fund | Wired, 11 January 2017

Rather than being at the behest of tech giants, the newly formed Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund – headed up by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the MIT Media Lab – will pool together the collective insights of social scientists, ethicists, philosophers, faith leaders, economists, lawyers, and policymakers.

Source: LinkedIn and eBay founders contribute $20m to ethical AI fund

Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab to collaborate on the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence – Harvard Law Today, 11 January 2017

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab will serve as the founding anchor institutions for a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the humanities, the social sciences, and computing by addressing the global challenges of artificial intelligence from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Source: Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab to collaborate on the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence – Harvard Law Today

Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman create $27 million fund to research artificial intelligence for the public interest | Yahoo! Finance, 10 January 2017

The MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University will serve as founding academic institutions for the initiative, which will be named the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund. The Fund will support a cross-section of AI ethics and governance projects and activities, both in the United States and internationally.

Source: Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman create $27 million fund to research artificial intelligence for the public interest

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, Omidyar Network create $27 million fund for AI in the public interest | VentureBeat | Bots | by Khari Johnson, 10 January 2017

MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University will act as anchor institutions for the fund. A governing board will be formed with representatives from both institutions.

Source: LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, Omidyar Network create $27 million fund for AI in the public interest | VentureBeat | Bots | by Khari Johnson

New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest | Geek Wire, 10 January 2017

Awards will be made from the fund to support a global cross-section of research aimed at applying the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines to the development of AI for the public interest. The MIT Media Lab and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society will serve as the initiative’s founding academic institutions.

Source: New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest