Elon Musk’s OpenAI Can Be Muscle for Safe Artificial Intelligence Research

Over the weekend, Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and other Silicon Valley bigwigs unexpectedly announced the launch of OpenAI, a nonprofit company that describes its goal as: “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.” “Since our research is free from financial obligations, we can better focus on a positive human impact. We believe A.I. should be an extension of individual human wills and, in the spirit of liberty, as broadly and evenly distributed as possible.” There are two major takeaways from this announcement. The first is that Musk and company see A.I. research right now as too narrowly focused on achieving short-term practical value, and they want to help push forward endeavors that…


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