After previous discussions and meetings on the importance of artificial intelligence in our modern society, five of the most famous and influential companies reached an agreement. It is called “Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society” and it was announced yesterday. The five companies are Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and IBM.
One of the major objectives of the partnership is to emphasize the benefits of AI and eradicate the fear that robots are dangerous. They will also supervise the process of creation of such robots in order to make sure that all faults are avoided. Developers will still focus on the features of robots that make them improve our life quality, without feeling threatened by them.
The five founding companies also intend to get involved in research. More studies and projects on artificial intelligence will be developed. Experts will study the way in which robots interact with humans, and how they affect our everyday life, noting both advantages and disadvantages. Their purpose is to get as less weak points as possible.
Developers believe in the positive impact of artificial intelligence on the society as a whole, as well as on each and every individual, in particular. Another plan of the partnership is to raise awareness about these benefits among people. Education on AI helps people understand the machines and use them properly for their own benefits.
The Partnership on AI is not an exclusive society. On the contrary, the members expect other groups to join their cause. It is rumored that Apple might be one of the new members, but no official information has been released yet. However, the five original members will announce the new partners as soon as they have it.
The five companies intend to keep an open-minded strategy with their new projects. They will be working with ethics experts and philosophers who will elaborate social studies on the impact of AI on the society and everyday life. This means that developers must be willing to accept criticism, and they already stated that they are.
All in all, the purpose of the Partnership on AI is to assure the best evolution for smart robots. Their well-functioning leads to a better life quality for humans by making work and different tasks easy to accomplish. Users can trust the machines, as some of the best companies in the world are behind the project. What kind of smart robot would you like to see next?
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