Elon Musk to fight evil artificial intelligence with help from other tech luminaries

Elon Musk has added another company to his stable, this time a nonprofit focused on artificial intelligence research. Musk has joined with other Silicon Valley notables to form OpenAI, which was launched with a blog post Friday afternoon. The group claimed to have the goal “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.” Announcing formation of @open_ai … https://t.co/Fcouhwh6MC — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2015 Musk — the chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA, -4.43%  and privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp.m or SpaceX — will co-chair OpenAI with venture capitalist Sam Altman. Also involved are Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal Holdings Inc. PYPL, -2.25%  with Musk, and Reid Hoffman, who…


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