How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over

How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over They’re funding a new organization, OpenAI, to pursue the most advanced forms of artificial intelligence — and give the results to the public As if the field of AI wasn’t competitive enough — with giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and even car companies like Toyota scrambling to hire researchers — there’s now a new entry, with a twist. It’s a non-profit venture called OpenAI, announced today, that vows to make its results public and its patents royalty-free, all to ensure that the scary prospect of computers surpassing human intelligence may not be the dystopia that some people fear. Funding comes from a group of tech luminaries including Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, Jessica Livingston and Amazon Web Services. They have collectively…


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