Five Resources for Learning About AI

Posted by Tara Roth on

Earlier this year, I dove head-first into researching philanthropy’s role in artificial intelligence. I learned how philanthropic investment is necessary to help diversify the AI sector and how important it will be to measure AI’s impact on society. I thought I’d share some of the best resources I found in my research, for anyone interested in learning about AI:

The Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative

The Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative is a hybrid research effort and philanthropic fund that seeks to ensure that technologies of automation and machine learning are researched, developed, and deployed in a way which vindicate social values of fairness, human autonomy, and justice. The AI Initiative was founded in 2017 and is a joint project of the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society.

AI Now Institute

The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence. Recently published research touches on the issue of transparency on digital platforms as well as gender, race, and power in AI.

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society was established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society. View interesting news and research from the Partnership on AI here.


Launched in 2010, DeepMind is a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. DeepMind joined forces with Google in 2014.

Open AI

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity. OpenAI builds free software for training, benchmarking, and experimenting with AI.