Elon Musk is co-chairing a new nonprofit for better artificial…

AP Photo/Jack PlunkettElon Musk Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman will be co-chairs of OpenAI, “a non-profit artificial intelligence research company” announced today. “Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return,” says the OpenAI blog entry. The company has already secured commitments for $1 billion in funding, per that blog post, from a who’s who in tech, including Altman and Musk themselves, plus Silicon Valley luminaries like Jessica Livingston and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The funding also comes from companies like Amazon Web Services and Infosys.  The company’s research will be helmed by machine learning expert Ilya Sutskever, with former Stripe CTO Greg Brockman coming over to OpenAI in the same…


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