Her name is PAIR or People + AI Research Initiative. The project is Google’s goal to develop open-source tools to allow a person to access artificial intelligence (AI), as well as to secure the benefits of AI technology so that it focuses on human well-being.

“The goal of PAIR is to focus on the “human side” of AI: the relationship between users and technology, the new applications it enables, and how to make it broadly inclusive. The goal isn’t just to publish research; we’re also releasing open source tools for researchers and other experts to use.” Says the statement.

The initiative is led by research scientists from Google Brain – Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, as well as 12 other team members who will work outside of Google on the project.

PAIR’s research is divided into three areas, based on different user needs:

  • Engineers and researchers: AI is built by people. How might we make it easier for engineers to build and understand machine learning systems? What educational materials and practical tools do they need?
  • Domain experts: How can AI aid and augment professionals in their work? How might we support doctors, technicians, designers, farmers, and musicians as they increasingly use AI?
  • Everyday users: How might we ensure machine learning is inclusive, so everyone can benefit from breakthroughs in AI? Can design thinking open up entirely new AI applications? Can we democratize the technology behind AI?

The mission of PAIR sounds very promising and reminds us of ‘Partnership of AI’, which is a collaboration between Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon. Their goals is very similar: open platforms for research and transparency in AI development with focusing on human well-being. Source: Google

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