Samsung has joined the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (PAI) in order to give its input and shape AI going forward. The body is an industry consortium that “conducts research and discussion, shares insights, provides thought leadership, identifies new areas for AI application, and creates informational materials to advance the understanding of AI technologies.”
Discussing the move, Seunghwan Cho, Executive Vice President of Samsung Research, said:
“Samsung is dedicated to producing AI products and services that are reliable and safe for people and beneficial to society. As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate ongoing progress of artificial intelligence and develop best practices on AI technologies.”
As a member of PAI, Samsung will initially be joining one of the work groups called ‘Collaboration Between People and AI Systems’. The firm said that it will be investigating AI’s impacts on safety, transparency, societies, and economies.
By joining PAI, Samsung joins over 80 partners from 13 countries, several of which are popular names; they include ACLU, Amazon, Amnesty International, Apple, Baidu, BBC, DeepMind, T-Mobile, EFF, Facebook, Google, Human Rights Watch, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, The New York Times, NVIDIA, PayPal, Salesforce, Sony, UNICEF, and Wikimedia.