About Us

A Formal Consortium

CLAIS is a global not-for-profit, a formal consortium of entities, and a community of common interest. Our members include companies, universities, governmental units, and NGOs with expertise in safety of AI systems and interest in contributing to a shared body of knowledge on AI safety. This sort of pre-competitive cooperation on topics of mutual concern has historically proved useful in many industries.

An IEEE-ISTO Program

CLAIS is a member program of the IEEE-ISTO Federation of Member Alliances and operates with a 501(c)6 nonprofit legal entity, with all of the benefits and protections that affords. See our membership page for more detail on this.

While our tenure under ISTO dates back to January 1st, 2021, our history extends further back, to a series of foundational AI safety workshops held in and around the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI) and the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI) conferences. Many of our founding members were also organizers of those workshops. For more information on the past and future workshops in the series, please visit https://www.ai-safety.org/