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New Partners To Strengthen Global Community of Practice

Central to our ability to produce unique research is the diversity of our “community of practice.” The Partnership on AI (PAI) looks to the varied expertise of its Partners to help advance AI best practices stronger and more well-informed than any single institution could produce in isolation.

Today, we are proud to announce that we are building on our platform with the admission of nine new Partners. The addition of these new Partners will expand the Partnership’s research expertise, global perspectives, and insight into corporate governance structures. As PAI thoughtfully selects new members to welcome into the Partnership, the members presented today were welcomed in based on their ability to advance research collaborations in pursuit of our mission to create AI for the benefit of people and society.

“We are excited to introduce these organizations who are closely aligned with our work and mission in developing best practices in artificial intelligence,” said Julia Rhodes Davis, director of partnerships at the Partnership on AI. “By involving more varied expertise and voices in our work, we improve the quality of best practices for how AI will affect us all.”

The following organizations have joined the Partnership on AI in today’s announcement:

Access Now

Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining direct technical support, comprehensive policy engagement, global advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as RightsCon, Access Now fights for human rights in the digital age.

Berggruen Institute

The Transformations of the Human program at the Berggruen Institute is designed as a philosophical study and artistic exploration of the manifold ways in which artificial intelligence and biotechnology challenge our established conceptions of what it means to be human. By placing philosophers and artists in key research sites to foster dialogue with technologists, the aim of the program is to render AI and Biotech visible as unusually potent experimental sites for reformulating our vocabulary for thinking about ourselves.


BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society.


CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions. By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. CIFAR’s time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government, and society.

Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)

HRDAG is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization supporting the global human rights community’s pursuit of justice and accountability. HRDAG is composed of experts in applied and mathematical statistics, machine learning, computer science, demography, and social science. HRDAG’s current work in machine learning includes models to predict the locations of clandestine graves in Mexico, probabilistic record linkage to integrate databases of homicides, and critiques of ML used in criminal justice in the US.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Center for Data Innovation

The Center for Data Innovation is a nonprofit research institute focused on the intersection of data, technology, and public policy. With staff in Washington, DC and Brussels, the Center formulates and promotes pragmatic public policies designed to maximize the benefits of data-driven innovation in the public and private sectors. It educates policymakers and the public about the opportunities and challenges associated with data, as well as technology trends such as artificial intelligence, open data, and the Internet of Things. The Center leverages its affiliation with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the top-ranked science and technology policy think tank in the world, to supplement its own expertise, maximize its influence, and reach a global audience.

Longpath Labs

Longpath is an initiative that counters short-termism and advances future-conscious ways of thinking, working, and living. We develop tools that help individuals, organizations, and society at large to build more hopeful visions of the future and turn those visions into action. For individuals, Longpath builds communities of practice; for academics Longpath offers an interdisciplinary scholar network focused on global megatrends and collective human advancement; for organizations Longpath offers strategy consulting focused on long-range planning; and for policymakers Longpath offers research and convenings geared toward advancing human flourishing.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. UL’s nonprofit parent company engages in standards development, scientific research, education and public outreach activities. UL commercial businesses test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train, and supports these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. The UL Mark engenders trust, enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion for making the world a safer place.

To express interest in becoming a PAI Partner, get in touch with the Partnerships team at Partnerships@partnershiponai.org.