Elon Musk in non-profit venture to protect against evil artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is coming, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of humankind.Matthew Dunnnews.com.auShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail a friendFOR a long time, technology king Elon Musk has been outspoken about the dangers of creating human-level artificial intelligence. Fearing we could one day be the target of a Terminator-esque apocalypse, the Tesla boss has teamed up with other prominent tech executives to offer a solution.The answer comes in the form of a new non-profit venture known as OpenAI, which has raised $1.3 billion to ensure artificial intelligence is being created to supplement human capabilities, rather than making us obsolete.Musk will act as co-chair of the non-profit with venture capitalist Sam Altman, who backed Reddit. The project has attracted other influential donors including PayPal co-founder Peter…


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