It may be too soon to tell if that new consciousness will precipitate real systemic change. But facing academic, regulatory and internal scrutiny, it is at least safe to say that the industry won’t be going back to the adolescent, devil-may-care days of “move fast and break things” anytime soon.’

TIME PROFILES the AI Now Institute at NYU. The institute is dedicated to ‘ethically sound’ practices in AI development. The research agenda follows four themes:

  • rights and liberties
  • labor and automation
  • bias and inclusion
  • safety and critical infrastructure.

AI Now was founded in 2017 by Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford.


Meet the Researchers Working to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Is a Force for Good | TIME | August 23, 2019 | by Alejandro de la Garza