IBM Research has been exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and techniques for decades. We believe AI will transform the world in dramatic ways in the coming years – and we’re advancing the field through our portfolio of research focused on three areas: AI Science, AI Engineering, and AI Tech. 

Alibaba Group Holding Limited BABA recently launched a global research program - Alibaba DAMO Academy - aimed at technology advancement. It also unveiled its plan to invest more than $15 billion in research and development over the next three years.

Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researchers (FAIR) seek to understand and develop systems with human-level intelligence by advancing the longer-term academic problems surrounding AI. Our research covers the full spectrum of topics related to AI, and to deriving knowledge from data: theory, algorithms, applications, software infrastructure and hardware infrastructure. 

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Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

Artificial Intelligence is an increasingly important field of study with commentators divided on its potential impact on society. It’s a subject I’ve wanted to understand better from a technical perspective for some time. With that in mind, I recently enrolled on the Spring 2015 run of Berkeley’s upper division CS188 “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course. Part 1 of CS188 is available online free courtesy of edX.