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Omidyar Network joins the Partnership on AI

October 19, 2017

Omidyar Network is pleased to announce that we have joined the Partnership on AI, a group founded by Amazon, Apple, Google/DeepMind, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft that studies AI best practices and its effects on society. Learn more about the Partnership and its new Executive Director, Terah Lyons, here.

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Investigative reporting co-operative, The Ferret, has secured a $100,000 grant to support its award-winning work

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