Facebook announces $7.5m funding into AI ethics center

Simorin Pinto | January 21, 2019

Facebook announces $7.5m funding into AI ethics center
Facebook has announced a partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), backed with a $7.5m investment, as it aims to support the development of an AI research center. The new research center, deemed The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, will leverage TUM's academic insights, resources and global network to explore AI ethics such as safety, privacy, fairness and transparency. The institute's leader, TUM Professor Dr. Christoph Lütge, commented: "At the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, we will explore the ethical issues of AI and develop ethical guidelines for the responsible use of the technology in society and the economy." "Our evidence-based research will address issues that lie at the interface of technology and human values. Core questions arise around trust, privacy, fairness or inclusion; for example, when people leave data traces on the internet or receive certain information by way of algorithms," Lütge noted.

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