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The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence. Our work focuses on four core domains:

Rights & Liberties

Rights & Liberties

As artificial intelligence and related technologies are used to make determinations and predictions in high stakes domains such as criminal justice, law enforcement, housing, hiring, and education, they have the potential to impact basic rights and liberties in profound ways. AI Now is partnering with the ACLU and other stakeholders to better understand and address these impacts.

Labor & Automation

Labor & Automation

Automation and early-stage artificial intelligence systems are already changing the nature of employment and working conditions in multiple sectors. AI Now works with social scientists, economists, labor organizers, and others to better understand AI's implications for labor and work – examining who benefits and who bears the cost of these rapid changes.

Bias & Inclusion

Bias & Inclusion

Data reflects the social, historical and political conditions in which it was created. Artificial intelligence systems ‘learn’ based on the data they are given. This, along with many other factors, can lead to biased, inaccurate, and unfair outcomes. AI Now researches issues of fairness, looking at how bias is defined and by whom, and the different impacts of AI and related technologies on diverse populations.

Safety & Critical Infrastructure

Safety & Critical Infrastructure

As artificial intelligence systems are introduced into our core infrastructures, from hospitals to the power grid, the risks posed by errors and blind spots increase. AI Now studies the ways in which AI and related technologies are being applied within these domains and aims to understand possibilities for safe and responsible AI integration.

Rights & Liberties

As artificial intelligence and related technologies are used to make determinations and predictions in high stakes domains such as criminal justice, law enforcement, housing, hiring, and education, they have the potential to impact basic rights and liberties in profound ways. AI Now is partnering with the ACLU and other stakeholders to better understand and address these impacts.

Labor & Automation

Automation and early-stage artificial intelligence systems are already changing the nature of employment and working conditions in multiple sectors. AI Now works with social scientists, economists, labor organizers, and others to better understand AI's implications for labor and work – examining who benefits and who bears the cost of these rapid changes.

Bias & Inclusion

Data reflects the social, historical and political conditions in which it was created. Artificial intelligence systems ‘learn’ based on the data they are given. This, along with many other factors, can lead to biased, inaccurate, and unfair outcomes. AI Now researches issues of fairness, looking at how bias is defined and by whom, and the different impacts of AI and related technologies on diverse populations.

Safety & Critical Infrastructure

As artificial intelligence systems are introduced into our core infrastructures, from hospitals to the power grid, the risks posed by errors and blind spots increase. AI Now studies the ways in which AI and related technologies are being applied within these domains and aims to understand possibilities for safe and responsible AI integration.

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Algorithmic Impact Assessments

AI Now’s initial recommendations for automation accountability in NYC

We published our first set of recommendations for the New York City task force on automated decision systems, which will address the impact of algorithmic systems used by NYC public agencies.

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Join Our Team

AI Now is hiring an Executive Assistant

We're looking for an exceptional Executive Assistant with a high level of drive and passion to learn and grow in a new and exciting research environment. If you’re super organized, action-oriented, systematic, and adaptable, with an EQ that is off the charts, we want to hear from you.

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NYC Algorithmic Accountability

A letter to Mayor DeBlasio

AI Now applauds the new effort by NYC to address the impact of algorithms on real people — and joins others in recommending a path forward.

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Official Launch

The AI Now Institute launches at New York University with key advisors

We are thrilled to announce our official launch at NYU as the first University-based research institute focused on the social implications of AI. We are also delighted to introduce our exceptional Advisory Board and Academic Council.

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AI Now 2017 Report

With key recommendations for the field of artificial intelligence

With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the AI Now Institute is happy to release our 2nd annual report, outlining the state of current research, what's at stake, and a set of key recommendations for the field.

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