Artificial Intelligence: Elon Musk, Tech Giants Commit B To New AI Research Group

Elon Musk has been quite vocal with his dire predictions about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Taking another step toward his goal of “keeping an eye on what’s going on” in the field, the Tesla and SpaceX founder announced over the weekend that he had become one of the many big-ticket investors in the newly-minted nonprofit OpenAI. In a statement released over the weekend, the OpenAI team said that their backers — a group that includes Musk, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, and Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Jessica Livingston, and Reid Hoffman — had committed $1 billion to the project. Announcing formation of @open_ai … https://t.co/Fcouhwh6MC — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2015 “Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a…


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