AI2 CEO Oren Etzioni, chair of the new AI advisory board of UiPath
UiPath, a publicly traded “robotic process automation” company, has announced that the CEO of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) Allen Oren Etzioni will chair its new artificial intelligence advisory board.
The newly formed panel will include academic, technological, and ethical experts and support UiPath’s research and incubation efforts in the areas of AI, automation, and machine learning. It is tasked with helping UiPath develop practical guidance for the ethical questions facing the industry.
“AI is poised to play an increasingly large role in societies around the world. Accordingly, there is increasing interest in ensuring that it is used responsibly and beneficially,” said Etzioni.
Etzioni has led AI2 since its founding in 2014. He is a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, which invested in UiPath’s Series C round and founded multiple companies including Farecast. A longtime professor at the University of Washington, Etzioni has been a professor emeritus since October 2020.
Based in New York, UiPath public release in April and employs more than 100 people at the Bellevue, Wash. R&D center. Its technology uses AI to learn and then take over routine and routine software and business processes from human employees.