Five of the world’s top notch tech companies that include Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon and Google are joining hands to boost research for artificial intelligence (AI). Partnership for AI means that these companies will be discussing advancements while conducting several researches on artificial intelligence for the benefit of people and society.
The digital giants will develop standards and best practices that should be abided by researchers. It is highly unusual for the five tech giants to come together but now it is here. The organization does not intend to lobby governments or policymaking bodies, it simply wants to address opportunities and challenges through AI technologies.
Initial financial investments will come from the Partnership for AI until other stakeholders will join to increase funding. According to Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder and head of Applied AI, they want involvement from non-corporate groups aside from the large tech companies. The power of AI will be on the enterprise sector because it will be society that will benefit from artificial intelligence. Non-corporate groups will be working alongside the giant companies to develop the best products and services that will be powered by machine learning.
According to Francesca Rossi, AI ethics researcher at IBM Research, society in general has to trust artificial intelligence to enjoy its full benefits. The next interface will be AI powered bots that will shape interactions with applications and devices. AI chat bots will fundamentally revolutionize the way that people experience their computers and devices. Devices that rely only on Microsoft’s latest solutions are set to change the way HP interacts with customers and partners.
However, an early summer study revealed that 26% of consumers do not trust robots or AI-based machines for personal and professional tasks. The same research also revealed that 54% do not use them even with the popularity of Siri and other similar features.
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