XPRIZE Joins the ‘Partnership on AI’ Network
The ‘Partnership on AI’ Network was established 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 discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society. “XPRIZE is thrilled to be a part of the ‘Partnership on AI’ and looks forward to collaborating and ultimately contribute to using AI for the benefit of people and society,” said Amir Banifatemi, prize lead for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. XPRIZE is committed to collaboration and joining the effort to solve societal challenges with the global organizations involved in this partnership.
In alignment with XPRIZE mission to leverage technology to solve societal challenges, XPRIZE launched the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a $5 million global competition challenging teams to develop powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) based applications and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with AIs to tackle the world’s biggest problems. In addition, the Foundation has shown dedication to the mission of AI for Good through the creation and organization of the first-ever AI for Good Global Summit alongside the United Nations (UN) specialized agency, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This summit, convening in Geneva this coming June, aims to develop a set of guidelines on how AI can help advance and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We look forward to collaborating with other industry-leading ‘Partnership on AI’ members, including: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google / DeepMind, IBM and Microsoft; existing Partners AAAI, ALCU, OpenAI; and new Partners: AI Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ), Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), Centre for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS), Cogitai, Data & Society Research Institute, Digital Asia Hub, eBay, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), Future of Privacy Forum, Human Rights Watch, Intel, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), McKinsey & Company, SAP, Salesforce, Sony, UNICEF, Upturn, and Zalando.