​OpenAI launches, aims to advance artificial intelligence to ‘benefit humanity’

special feature AI and the Future of Business Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business. These and other AI technologies are about to multiply, and we look at how organizations can best take advantage of them. A who’s who list of Silicon Valley investors have created a non-profit artificial intelligence company called OpenAI that aims to “benefit humanity as a whole.” OpenAI gets off the ground with $1 billion from Reid Hoffman, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services, Infosys and YC Research. The general theme is that a non-profit research organization will be able to focus on positive aspects of artificial intelligence because it won’t have a profit motive. OpenID noted that it would spend only a fraction of the $1 billion in its…


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