NEWSElon Musk donates $10M to our research program.
We are delighted to report that Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to FLI to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity.
Media coverage: Fast Company, Tech Crunch, Wired (also here), Mashable, Slash Gear, BostInno, Engineering & Technology, Christian Science Monitor.
NEWSAI leaders sign open letter
Top AI researchers from industry and academia have signed an open letter arguing that rapid progress in AI is making it timely to research not only how to make AI more capable, but also how to make it robust and beneficial. Media coverage: Popular Science, CIO, BBC, CNBC, The Independent, The Verge, ZDNet, CNET, The Telegraph, World News Views, The Economic Times, Industry Week, Live Science.
We organized our first conference, The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges, Jan 2-5 in Puerto Rico. This conference brought together many of the world's leading AI builders from academia and industry to engage with each other and experts in economics, law and ethics. The goal was to identify promising research directions that can help maximize the future benefits of AI while avoiding pitfalls. Most of the speakers have posted their talks.