Organisations studying AI and ethics/society
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- Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute - in particular the AI safety theme. Director: Nick Bostrom
- Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk - in particular the AI risk area. Director: Huw Price
- Cambridge (MA)'s Future of Life Institute - in particular the AI focus. Founders include Jaan Tallinn and Max Tegmark
- Oxford's Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Director: Huw Price
- Berkeley's Centre for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence. Led by Stuart Russell
- Berkeley's Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Founder: Eliezer Yudkowsky
- 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
- The 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.)
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).
Charities / Thinktanks:
- NESTA (a UK charity dedicated to 'increasing the UK's innovation capacity') has various projects, including a report on machine learning (2015), and a proposal for a Machine Intelligence Commission for the UK (February 2016)
Australia / New Zealand organisations:
- CEDA (the Committee for Economic Development of Australia) released a report, Australia's future workforce? (June 2015), predicting that nearly 40% of existing jobs will disappear because of technological advancements.
- CSIRO (Australia's government agency for scientific research) has a report on Tomorrow's Digitally Enabled Workforce (January 2016) that is less commital about numbers.
- The Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand is being established in partnership with the New Zealand Technology Industry Association. It will lead a programme of work from 2017 onwards 'aiming to raise the level of awareness and capabilities of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand'.
- 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: