Elon Musk Wants to Create Safe, Regulated AI

A new non-profit dedicated to preventing artificial intelligence from becoming a tool of corporate or governmental control was announced on Friday, backed by Silicon Valley giants like Elon Musk, former CTO of Stripe Greg Brockman, and Google’s Ilya Sutskever. OpenAI will be based in San Francisco. So far, funders including Musk, Amazon Web Services and Y Combinator, have committed $1 billion. However, they say that only “a tiny fraction” of that funding will be spend on the establishment of the organization over the next few years. “Because of AI’s surprising history, it’s hard to predict when human-level AI might come within reach,” the team wrote in their initial press release. “When it does, it’ll be important to have a leading research institution which can prioritize a good outcome for all…


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