Infosys Invests in Non-profit Artificial Research Firm

BENGALURU: Bengaluru-headquartered IT services major Infosys has joined hand with Amazon Web Services and Silicon Valley tech leaders like Elon Musk of the Tesla fame and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel among others in investing $1 billion into OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. OpenAI has said in a blog post on Saturday that it aims “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”. In the blog, OpenAI said Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka will join the organisation as an advisor along with Pieter Abbeel, Yoshua Bengio, Alan Kay and Sergey Levine. Sam Altman (Y Combinator), Greg Brockman (Stripe CTO), Musk, Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator), Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services (AWS),…


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