Musk, different tech chiefs again synthetic intelligence startup with bln

Musk, other tech chiefs back artificial intelligence startup with $1 bln By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and other prominent tech executives are pouring $1 billion into a non-profit aimed at creating artificial intelligence that augments humans’ capabilities, rather than making them obsolete. The effort announced on Friday, called OpenAI, joins significant investments from companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc and Amazon Inc , which have used artificial intelligence to sharpen their businesses with services such as facial recognition or language processing. But the OpenAI founders suggested they have set their sights on bigger problems. “Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by…


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