Partnership on AI – a major organization created to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI), advance its public awareness, and promote its ethical use – may be getting a new member soon in the form of a certain tech company from Cupertino, California.
Apple is reportedly planning to announce a team-up with the group as soon as this week, according to Bloomberg.
This would have the iPhone maker working with the likes of Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Facebook to further the research, development, and use of artificial intelligence.
Historically a reclusive lot, Apple opened up somewhat over a month ago by allowing its AI researchers to publish their work in an effort to improve its own digital assistant, Siri. Joining Partnership on AI could be a move in much the same vein, helping Siri get smarter while advancing everyone's efforts on the tech.
Among other responsibilities listed on Partnership on AI's website, Apple's involvement may require the tech giant to "share insights" and "consult with relevant third parties" regarding AI.
It may not necessarily translate to a comic book-style Siri crossover with Amazon's , Microsoft's , or , but it'd be a smart move for Apple to share with the rest of the class to further AI, plus work out the PR and ethical hurdles the technology faces today (let's just say, the Terminator series didn't do it any favors.)