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Expanding the Partnership on AI Community-1st August

The Partnership on AI exists to study and formulate best practices on AI, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to provide a platform for open collaboration between all those involved in, and affected by, the development and deployment of AI technologies.

To succeed in this mission, we need deep involvement from diverse voices and viewpoints that represent a wide range of audiences, geographies, and interests.

Today we are pleased to welcome 18 new organizations to the Partnership on AI community. These members hail from many different sectors, including academia, labor and workers’ organizations, accessibility and inclusion, telecommunications, financial technology, and more:

  • AI4ALL
  • Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • The Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
  • Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • G3ict: The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
  • GLAAD
  • Insight Centre for Data Analytics
  • Iridescent
  • The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • The MIT Media Lab
  • New America
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc.
  • Software.org, The BSA Foundation
  • UNI Global Union
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • University of Tokyo – Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center
  • Wikimedia Foundation

This mix of new voices will support the development of research and work that better represents a broader group of stakeholders affected by AI. This might range, for example, from increasing the transparency and understanding of use of algorithms in high-stakes domains such as criminal justice, to incorporating the voices of organized labor in discussions about AI and employment, to ensuring that traditionally underrepresented communities are involved and considered in the process of AI development and deployment.

New members will participate in the Working Groups that have been launched to date, as well as a series of new groups focused on new topics that will be announced later in 2018. As PAI further evolves its work, we will continue to extend membership to organizations representing diverse viewpoints and geographies in an effort to build a globally-representative stakeholder community.

Partnership on AI Executive Director Terah Lyons said:

“To maximize the opportunities and identify the risks of AI, we need to bring together those that build AI technology with those that will be affected by it. The Partnership on AI is assembling a one-of-a-kind community of diverse, global voices to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for debate about AI and its impact on people and society. We are proud to welcome our new partners as we continue our work towards these goals.”

We welcome questions from organizations interested in learning more about membership in the Partnership on AI. To contact us, please see the forms available here. Going forward, we will continue to update our website with new members on a rolling basis.