Tom Mitchell, a professor and chairman of the machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon University, said AI is progressing and it's wise to try to stay a step or two ahead of it.
"We won't be putting the genie back in the bottle," he said in a statement. "AI technology is progressing along so many directions and progress is being driven by so many different organizations that it is bound to continue. AI100 is an innovative and far-sighted response to this trend an opportunity for us as a society to determine the path of our future and not to simply let it unfold unawares."
The project, at this point, will include scientists from Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of British Columbia and Stanford.
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