Elon Musk Unveils Artificial Intelligence Institute To Stop Robot Apocalypse

ID: 7562936 Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk announced the start of a $1 billion research institute aimed at promoting safe artificial intelligence research on Friday.Called OpenAI, the non-profit effort will “advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole,” according to its founding statement. The announcement claims backing from Musk, Amazon Web Services, and other investors.Musk has raised alarm over the potential dangers of artificial intelligence research calling it “our greatest existential threat” in a 2014 interview. Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates signed on to a letter in July calling for the banning of killer robots, warning they could create a “third revolution in warfare,” akin to the invention of gunpowder.The OpenAI research foundation will not be beholden to shareholders, and…


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