Amazon grants $10 million towards research for fairness in artificial intelligence (2/9)

Amazon has received a lot of flak in recent times over it’s deployment of facial recognition and other technologies with law enforcement agencies, moreover when these systems have been found to be lacking on many ethical and humane fronts, and the company has repeatedly denied to submit it’s system for independent inspection and authorisation.

The company announced recently that it is working with the US National Science Foundation to give a total of $10 million in research grants over the next three years to help improve fairness in artificial intelligence.

“We believe we must work closely with academic researchers to develop innovative solutions that address issues of fairness, transparency and accountability and to ensure that biases in data don’t get embedded in the systems we create. 

Funded projects will help to enable broadened acceptance of AI systems, helping the US further capitalize on the potential of AI technologies.”