Organisations studying AI and ethics/society

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Academic institutes:


Academic/industry organisations:

  • The AI100 initiative. 'A 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.'
  • OpenAI. A non-profit AI research company. Founded by Elon Musk


Industry organisations:


Political/legal working parties:

  • The US National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence organised several workshops in 2016, and in October 2016 released a report: Preparing for the future of AI.
  • The EU Parliament's committee on legal affairs released a draft report containing recommendations to the Commission for civil Law Rules on Robotics. It's a draft piece of EU legislation. The wide-ranging proposals include the creation of a European agency for robotics and AI, consideration of a universal basic income in member states, and suggestions about how machine liability should be defined.
  • A report by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace (April 2017). Among the topics covered are ideas about 'human quotas' for specified sectors of industry, 'made by humans' labels on goods, taxation for the use of AI systems, and a universal basic income.


Charities / Thinktanks:


Australia / New Zealand organisations:


Career advice:

  • 80,000 hours (an organisation offering advice about careers with positive social impact) have released a problem profile on AI, that includes advice about careers for existing AI researchers, and a career profile for people who are interested in getting into AI.


Pressure groups / NGOs: