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Don't let the robots rule

Artificial intelligence keeps barreling forward, and of all the sectors it will likely impact, we ought to think through autonomous vehicles, criminal justice, and the media sooner than later.

Those are the first three areas that a new AI-centered philanthropic fund is engaging first. The fund formed early this year with a $27 million pool of donations from the Knight and Hewlett foundations, Reid Hoffman, the Omidyar Network, and investor Jim Pallotta. Now it's announced its first round of payouts.

The main grantees won’t be a surprise, as the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard and the MIT Media Lab are the anchor institutions, and will share $5.9 million. 

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