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Donation to fund artificial intelligence ethics research

November 2, 2016 GMT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carnegie Mellon University has received a $10 million donation for research and education about ethical and policy issues stemming from advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2f0WK40 ) reports that the donation by K&L Gates LLP establishing the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies will create new faculty positions and doctoral fellowships.

The gift will also support a biennial conference, allow recognition of outstanding achievement by undergraduate students and create an annual prize to be awarded at commencement to a graduating senior.

Peter Kalis, K&L Gates chairman and global managing partner, called defining ethical boundaries concerning the new technologies “a profoundly important and signature 21st century challenge.”

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com