Elon Musk Sets Up Artificial Intelligence-Testing Gym

With automation becoming increasingly commonplace, tech boom wunderkinds, and everyone else, have been the debating the future of artificial intelligence. On one side Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, argues that more intelligent services aid humanity. On the other side is the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk, who has frequently warned of humanity’s doom at the hands of our own creations. “You know all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he’s like, sure he can control the demon?” Musk said during a talk on artificial intelligence at MIT in 2014. “It doesn’t work out.” To help allay his fears, Musk backed a nonprofit research group called OpenAI last December. Last week, the organization launched its first program: OpenAI Gym. The “gym” has no dumbbells or punching bags. The program is meant…


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