Facebook to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Facebook grants $7.5 million to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany.

About the Proposed Institute

The Institute will work in the following avenues:

  • The Institute will help to advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI.
  • The Institute will explore the ethical issues of AI and develop ethical guidelines for the responsible use of technology in society and the economy.
  • The institute will conduct independent, evidence-based research to provide insight and guidance for society, industry, legislators and decision-makers across the private and public sectors.
  • The institute will look into issues that affect the use and impact of AI, such as safety, privacy, fairness and transparency.

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. It has forged strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world.

The university has campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan. The alumni of the university include 17 Nobel laureates, 18 Leibniz Prize winners and 22 IEEE Fellow Members.

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