Thursday, July 02, 2015

Boston group awards $6m from Elon Musk to jump-start artificial intelligence research | BetaBoston

An attempt to keep AI net-positive

"Panels of professors and researchers selected the winners from about 300 initial applicants. The judges were looking for research that “aims to help maximize the societal benefit of AI,” FLI wrote on its website.

FLI will award about $7 million to 37 research teams. Musk had designated $6 million dollars to be allocated this year, with an additional $4 million dedicated to follow-up work on the most promising projects. An additional $1 million for the grantees was donated by the Open Philanthropy Project, an organization created by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz that funds projects that “help humanity thrive.”"
Boston group awards $6m from Elon Musk to jump-start artificial intelligence research | BetaBoston
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