Elon Musk Co-Chairs OpenAI, A Non-Profit AI Research Firm

The goal of OpenAI is to advance artificial intelligence technology without the burdens of financial obligations. To help, Elon Musk and others have pledged $1 billion to start the project. 11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Elon Musk, along with several other tech firms and entrepreneurs, are pooling their billions together to help launch OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors who has expressed concern about AI in the past, is serving as co-chair. The goal of OpenAI, according to the organization’s Dec. 11 announcement, is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by the drive for financial return. OpenAI will start out with about…


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