Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund commits .6M to projects that bolster civil …

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — July 10, 2017 ― The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund today announced $7.6 million in support to nine organizations that aim to bolster the voice of civil society in shaping the development of artificial intelligence in the public interest. The funding seeks to lend momentum to existing initiatives and spark new efforts internationally. “Artificial intelligence will affect every aspect of modern life,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. “The issues of ethics and governance of new and pervasive technology are complex and profound, and the work must not only involve technologists. This initial round of support, focused on the three areas of media, criminal justice and autonomous vehicles, is just a beginning.” The fund was launched in January 2017 with initial support of $27 million from Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Jim Pallotta. The Miami Foundation is serving as fiscal sponsor for the fund. Foundational to this initial round of funding is $5.9 million in support to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. These two institutions serve…


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