Elon Musk May Have A Robot Up His Sleeve

A high-profile artificial intelligence research group backed by Elon Musk said it is developing a robot. OpenAI, which formed in December, said on Monday that it’s working on creating an “off-the-shelf” robot that others can manufacture. The idea is to design a robot outside of a corporate umbrella as a way to speed innovation without a financial motive. OpenAI is backed by Tesla tsla and SpaceX spacex CEO Elon Musk in addition to other high-profile technology executives and entrepreneurs, including LinkedIn lnkd co-founder Reid Hoffman, Sam Altman and Jessica Livingston from startup incubator Y Combinator, and PayPal pypl co-founder Peter Thiel. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Artificial intelligence techniques like machine learning, in which algorithms detect patterns by sifting through enormous quantities of data and then act on the…


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