Elon Musk and other tech titans just donated B for artificial intelligence research

They say the best way to overcome your fears is to face them head-on, and in the case of Elon Musk and his uncertainty surrounding artificial intelligence, he’s just done exactly that. In what might later be considered a watershed moment for artificial intelligence, Musk (and a few of his pals) announced a $1 billion donation to the AI research group OpenAI this week. Dubbed a non-profit research company, OpenAI’s goal is to “advance digital intelligence” to the point where it can “benefit humanity as a whole.” In other words, it’s hoping to find a way to avoid an I, Robot–type situation.Long known to be a bit of a cynic in regards to artificial intelligence, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to do what he does best and put…


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