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Industry organisations:
 
Industry organisations:
 
* The [http://www.partnershiponai.org Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society]. An industry organisation set up jointly by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM. (Apple is still in talks to join.)
 
* The [http://www.partnershiponai.org Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society]. An industry organisation set up jointly by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM. (Apple is still in talks to join.)
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* The [https://www.ieee.org IEEE] released Version 1 of [http://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/ec/ead_v1.pdf Ethically Aligned Design: A vision for prioritizing human wellbeing with AI and Autonomous Systems] (Dec 2016). The IEEE is a global professional organisation for IT professionals, also a leader in IT standards develoment. The main proposal is that every technologist should be 'educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems'. 
  
 
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Political/legal working parties:
 
Political/legal working parties:
 
* The US National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence organised several [https://medium.com/@USCTO/public-input-and-next-steps-on-the-future-of-artificial-intelligence-458b82059fc3#.x798jxdd8 workshops] in 2016, and in October 2016 released a report: [https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/whitehouse_files/microsites/ostp/NSTC/preparing_for_the_future_of_ai.pdf Preparing for the future of AI].  
 
* The US National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence organised several [https://medium.com/@USCTO/public-input-and-next-steps-on-the-future-of-artificial-intelligence-458b82059fc3#.x798jxdd8 workshops] in 2016, and in October 2016 released a report: [https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/whitehouse_files/microsites/ostp/NSTC/preparing_for_the_future_of_ai.pdf Preparing for the future of AI].  
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* I think the one of the upshots of these workshops was the creation of a Washington-based group called [https://artificialintelligencenow.com/ AINow], that organises a yearly symposium on AI's social impacts. Here's their [https://artificialintelligencenow.com/media/documents/AINowSummaryReport_3_RpmwKHu.pdf first report].
 
* The EU Parliament's committee on legal affairs released a draft report containing recommendations to the Commission for [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML%2BCOMPARL%2BPE-582.443%2B01%2BDOC%2BPDF%2BV0//EN 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.  
 
* The EU Parliament's committee on legal affairs released a draft report containing recommendations to the Commission for [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML%2BCOMPARL%2BPE-582.443%2B01%2BDOC%2BPDF%2BV0//EN 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 [http://www.ibanet.org/LPD/Human_Resources_Section/Global_Employment_Institute/Global_Employment_Institute_Home.aspx International Bar Association Global Employment Institute]: [http://www.ibanet.org/Document/Default.aspx?DocumentUid=c06aa1a3-d355-4866-beda-9a3a8779ba6e Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace] (April 2017).  
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* A report by the [http://www.ibanet.org/LPD/Human_Resources_Section/Global_Employment_Institute/Global_Employment_Institute_Home.aspx International Bar Association Global Employment Institute]: [http://www.ibanet.org/Document/Default.aspx?DocumentUid=c06aa1a3-d355-4866-beda-9a3a8779ba6e 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.
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*  The [https://www.eff.org/ Electronic Frontier Foundation] has an ongoing project aiming to [https://www.eff.org/ai/metrics measure the progress of AI research].
 
* [http://www.nesta.org.uk/ NESTA] (a UK charity dedicated to 'increasing the UK's innovation capacity') has various projects, including a [http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/machines_that_learn_in_the_wild.pdf report on machine learning] (2015), and a proposal for a [http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/a_machine_intelligence_commission_for_the_uk_-_geoff_mulgan.pdf Machine Intelligence Commission for the UK] (February 2016)
 
* [http://www.nesta.org.uk/ NESTA] (a UK charity dedicated to 'increasing the UK's innovation capacity') has various projects, including a [http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/machines_that_learn_in_the_wild.pdf report on machine learning] (2015), and a proposal for a [http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/a_machine_intelligence_commission_for_the_uk_-_geoff_mulgan.pdf Machine Intelligence Commission for the UK] (February 2016)
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* The [https://www.aclu.org/ American Civil Liberties Union] have recently become involved in studying the biases in AI systems, through a partnership with [https://artificialintelligencenow.com/ AINow]: here's an [https://www.fastcodesign.com/90134278/biased-ai-is-a-threat-to-civil-liberty-the-aclu-has-a-plan-to-fix-it article about their project] (FastCompany, July 2017).
  
 
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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.
  • I think the one of the upshots of these workshops was the creation of a Washington-based group called AINow, that organises a yearly symposium on AI's social impacts. Here's their first report.
  • 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.


Nonprofit organisations / Charities / Pressure groups / 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: