In the same year K&L Gates helped client Carnegie Mellon University secure a $750 million patent infringement settlement that netted the firm $210 million in fees, K&L Gates is giving back to its client in the form of a $10 million endowment to study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence.

Carnegie Mellon and K&L Gates, both based in Pittsburgh, announced Wednesday the formation of the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies. The bulk of the gift will be used to further scientific and scholarly research about the ethical and policy issues surrounding artificial intelligence and other computational technologies.

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