Elon Musk Opens Up a Free Training Gym for Artificial Intelligence

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company backed by Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk, is building out a new kind of free training “gym” for computer programmers. It’s called the “OpenAI Gym,” and it’s an open source tool to get developers around the world teaching computer systems better ways to learn and develop more complex reasoning systems. In the past, Musk has warned that artificial intelligence could be the “biggest existential threat” to humankind if in the wrong hands. So Musk is funding the $1 billion nonprofit as a kind of do-good-not-evil champion for the future of AI. The non-profit is also being backed by other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including PayPal founder Peter Thiel, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Stripe’s Greg Brockman, and incubator Y-Combinator founders Sam Altman and Jessica Livingston. Amazon is…


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