The Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) intends to tackle relevant problems for the society with the fundamental support of the private sector. We are committed to openness and inclusiveness, gathering together outstanding researchers in AI in a collaborative and constructive spirit to boldly attack challenging problems with high social and economic impact. As a result, we also intend to foster the Brazilian engagement in the state-of-the-art advances of artificial intelligence.
We intend to promote partnerships between the academic and private sectors providing a legal and financial support to enable R&D on projects of common interest in a win-win scenario. This joint-venture, putting together the best from both sides, can contribute to the fundamental research in AI and to the innovation ecosystem, being very beneficial to the whole society. An essential component of this initiative is the education and training paying special attention to the necessary skills of the next generation workforce. We also intent to attract and retain the best talent to work on the AI2 projects.
We recognize the challenging ethical issues involved in a society pervaded by AI applications. We must maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior with a deep respect for human and civil rights. We must guarantee complete transparency of our operations and take into account the moral and ethical concerns of the society. Algorithms that will, to some degree, affect the citizens’ life must be accountable to those same citizens. The treatment of datasets, and particularly those containing personal data, must always meet the principles of data protection by design and by default.