Partnership on AI further expands reach and impact with new Partners
As Partnership on AI (PAI) continues to convene stakeholders across sectors to advance responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), we are excited to welcome Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Eticas; MITRE; and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to our stakeholder community. Spanning across science and technology, talent and knowledge development, and civil society sectors across the globe, our new Partners will further enhance PAI’s work to ensure that the development and deployment of AI and ML technology is responsible, accountable, and society centered.
“Each of these new Partners brings an innovative approach to connecting science, technology, equity and accountability with our shared vision of advancing AI that benefits people and society,” said Rebecca Finlay, CEO of Partnership on AI. “I am excited to welcome these organizations to PAI’s growing global community of changemakers.”
As PAI continues to work on identifying issues and creating resources to turn insights into actions that ensure that AI and ML technology puts people first, we look forward to transforming new ideas into lasting change with all our Partners.
What our new Partners have to say
“We share with PAI a vision of AI developed and applied responsibly and for the benefit of all. Such an important vision requires collaboration. We are thrilled to be working with PAI—truly the leading organization facilitating socially responsible research, development and applications of AI—through the AAAS (AI)² initiative, which will train scientists and engineers in responsible AI principles, foster a culture of service in AI science and engineering, and support collaborative, equity-based dialogues on AI policy.”
“Eticas is thrilled to join PAI to foster work on algorithmic auditing and other ethical guardrails for AI.”
“We are pleased to be a part of PAI and connect on a global level to other organizations to work on AI challenges.”
“We are honored to join PAI and collaborate with member organizations on ensuring AI benefits society. Our organizations’ North Stars are well aligned, and we look forward to working together with the Partnership on AI membership to drive impactful, whole-of-nation approaches to AI assurance and enabling consequential uses of AI.”
“We are very excited to partner with Partnerships on AI (PAI)! We believe that leveraging the power of ethical AI as an accelerator for the Sustainable Development Goals requires collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach. Global partnerships like PAI can truly contribute to achieving gender equality through the promotion of ethical and gender-equitable AI. Together with partners, we can close the gaps in addressing the needs of women and girls – and create a world of infinite opportunities for 8 billion people!”
About our New Partners
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For additional information about AAAS, visit www.aaas.org.
Eticas is a non-profit organization with a mission is to protect people in technology processes, while also ensuring that all people have the right to benefit from technological advances without fear of discrimination or unfair treatment. We work to translate the principles that guide our societies (fairness, transparency, or non-discrimination) into technical specifications, and to strike a balance between evolving social values, technical possibilities and legal frameworks.
The National Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) has the mission to keep the Netherlands at the forefront of knowledge and talent development in AI. Creating and nurturing a national AI knowledge and talent ecosystem is our central aim. In doing so, we as an organization want to deal sustainably with resources that arise from the activities and further activate the resources in the Netherlands. By being in the lead and developing technologies ourselves, we contribute to economic growth, while preserving the values and ethical aspects that we stand for in the Netherlands. This way, the Netherlands will become a strong European catalyst in the field of AI talent and AI knowledge development by:
- attracting talent to work on problems;
- attracting problems and data for talent to work on; and
- feeding local and national ecosystems for talent and knowledge development.
MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Its mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. UNFPA has 120 offices in over 150 countries, territories and areas worldwide. It is a founding member of the United Nations Development Group, a collection of UN agencies and programmes focused on fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals.