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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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Call for Postdoctoral Researchers

Apply by November 27, 2018

AI Now is hiring postdoctoral researchers whose work resonates with the Institute's mission. We welcome applications across a range of interests and disciplines.

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Algorithmic Accountability Toolkit

For advocates interested in understanding government use of algorithmic systems

The toolkit includes a breakdown of key concepts and questions, an overview of existing research, summaries of algorithmic systems currently used in government, and guidances on advocacy strategies to identify and interrogate the use of these systems.

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Litigating Algorithms

Challenging Government Use of Algorithmic Decision Systems

AI Now teamed up with NYU Law’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to conduct a deep examination of current United States courtroom litigation where the use of algorithms by government was central to the rights and liberties at issue ...

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AI Now 2018 Symposium

Tuesday, October 16 at 6pm at NYU’s Skirball Center

This year’s program will address the intersection of AI, ethics, organizing, and accountability – with speakers including Philip Alston, Sherrilyn Ifill, Lucy Suchman, Virginia Eubanks, Kevin De Liban, Vincent Southerland, Timnit Gebru, Nicole Ozer, and Marisa Franco.

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Letter to the NYC ADS Task Force

Recommendations from NYC Advocates

Figuring out how to make government of Automated Decisions fair and equitable must involve community voices. Rashida Richardson joins other NYC advocates in sharing their recommendations to the NYC ADS Task Force.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

AI Now is hiring

We’re hiring 2 full-time team members to help us conduct fundamental research.

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Algorithmic Impact Assessments Report

New report offering a practical framework for AI accountability in public agencies

Following our recommendations to the NYC Algorithmic Accountability task force, the AIA report provides a framework to help public agencies and the people they serve monitor and understand AI and algorithmic decision-making systems. This is an important step toward ensuring th...

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