27 January 2017, USA:
Apple Inc. is set to join the Partnership on AI, an artificial intelligence research group that includes Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. as per the report by Bloomberg.
According to the homepage of Partnership on AI, it has three main goals- These are to support research and recommend best AI practices in areas ranging from ethics and privacy to transparency; to advance public understanding and awareness of AI and its potential benefits and costs; and to provide a regular, structured platform for AI researchers and key stakeholders to communicate directly and openly with each other about relevant issues.
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Partnership on AI, a non-profit organization, has pledged to work to advance public understanding of AI and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field Business Insider reported.
Joining the Partnership would be the latest indication Apple is becoming less secretive. In December the company published its first paper on AI, a sign it was ready to start sharing some of its research as per the report by CNET.