Elon Musk to co-chair new non-profit AI research company

Overseen by ex-Googler Ilya Sutskever along with Greg Brockman, the former CTO of high-profile payments startup Stripe, OpenAI has the talent to compete with the industry’s top artificial intelligence outfits, including Google and Facebook-but the company has been setup as a non-profit. “One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand”, Hawking said in an article he co-wrote in May for The Independent. In a fascinating interview with Backchannel’s Steven Levy on Medium, Musk and his partner, Y-combinator CEO Sam Altman, describe their strategy for saving humanity through their new nonprofit, OpenAI (and how innovators can get involved). Though he was an investor in artificial intelligence companies Deep Mind and Vicarious, Musk said it was to keep an…


Link to Full Article: Elon Musk to co-chair new non-profit AI research company