Element AI Joins Partnership on AI to Shape and Design Best Practices

27 Oct

Element AI, an artificial intelligence company that delivers groundbreaking AI solutions, today announced it has joined the Partnership on AI (PAI) to design best practices and principles that will promote fairness, safety, transparency, and positive social impact. PAI’s goals are to study and formulate best practices on the development, testing, and fielding of AI technologies while advancing the public’s understanding of AI. Its mission is to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society as well as identifying and fostering aspirational efforts in AI for socially beneficial purposes. Amazon, Apple, Google/DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft founded the partnership to bring different, valuable perspectives to its efforts through the inclusion of innovative companies like Element AI.

According to a statement released by the Partnership on AI, “We actively designed the Partnership on AI to bring together a diverse range of voices from for-profit and non-profit, all of whom share our belief in the tenets and are committed to collaboration and open dialogue on the many opportunities and rising challenges around AI.” In addition to Element AI, another world renown company to join PAI is Element AI Series A investor NVIDIA along with other prestigious companies including: Accenture, Association for Computer Machinery, AI Now, Amnesty International, Article 19, Berkeley CHAI, doteveryone, Fraunhofer IAO, Future of Life Institute, Hastings Center at Yale University, Hong Kong University Electronic & Computer Engineering, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Omidyar Network, Oxford Internet Institute and Tufts HRI Lab.

“You are not a world class organization if you don’t participate in the Partnership on AI,” said Element AI CEO Jean-François Gagné. “As leaders in Canada and supporters of the partnership, we are proud to represent Canada and continue our efforts to shape and design best practices that will influence technology and policy for decades to come. Having led the charge to promote AI for Good, we’ve always been strong believers in creating an imperative for responsible development. We will continue our efforts as a part of the PAI and on the world stage as it aligns with our core philosophy.”

Element AI will be attending a Partnership on AI meeting taking place in Germany on Monday, October 23rd at the Berlin New Partner Event. Members will gather to determine potential focus areas as well as debate and develop best practices. This will help to establish the building blocks necessary to ensure transparency, safety and deployment beneficial to all sectors of society.