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 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.


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: