Apple Officially Joins Partnership on AI as a Founding Member

Partnership on AI has now announced the addition of Apple to its founding members’ list. The Cupertino giant joins the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google/DeepMind, IBM, and Microsoft.

The group has also added six new independent members to its roster, thus broadening its horizons and keeping a perfect balance between the corporate companies and NGOs. Only yesterday we heard about Apple formally joining this coalition, so it hasn’t taken long for the announcement.

Dario Amodei (OpenAI), Subbarao Kambhampati (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence & ASU), Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley), Carol Rose (American Civil Liberties Union), Eric Sears (MacArthur Foundation), and Jason Furman (Peterson Institute of International Economics) are the newly added members of the Board of Trustees.

The goal of Partnership on AI is to further research on artificial intelligence so as to bring it to practical use in our lives. The addition of Apple and a bunch of tech companies will go a long way in realizing this dream. AI has come far since its inception several years ago. Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant are very good examples of this.

Under this new coalition, AI will certainly go much further in the years to come. We have heard plenty about Apple’s ambitions with regards to AI. It is hoped that we will start seeing results fairly soon.

[Via Partnership on AI]