Google.org, the non-profit arm of Google, has recently introduced the Digital Futures Project. This initiative encourages responsible AI researchers, facilitates discussions, and promotes debate on public policy solutions.
Google.org’s $20 million fund for the Project aims to support leading think tanks and academic institutions globally.
The objective is to promote dialogue and research on this significant technology, which can help tackle complex societal issues such as disease prevention, urban improvement, and natural disaster prediction.
Google plans to address various issues such as fairness, bias, misinformation, security, and the future of work through collaboration with industry, academia, governments, and civil society.
The Digital Futures Fund has announced its first recipients, including the Aspen Institute, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for a New American Security, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Institute for Security and Technology, Leadership Conference Education Fund, MIT Work of the Future, R Street Institute, and SeedAI.
Institutions from different countries will receive support from this fund.
Google is committed to being responsible with AI by implementing a set of AI Principles and establishing a governance team to ensure their application.
In addition, they are launching the Digital Futures Project and a fund to support independent research on AI from academia and civil society, with the aim of making this technology beneficial for all.