Non-profit research company, OpenAI, backed by Elon Musk, Sam Altman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) — OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence company, introduced itself to the world Friday after raising $1 billion in starting capital.The institution, which aims to research and develop artificial intelligence for the betterment of humanity, is co-chaired by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who famously referred to unchecked development of artificial intelligence as “summoning the demon,” and Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman. Other backers include new CTO Greg Brockman, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services, Infosys and YC Research. “Since our research is free from financial obligations, we can better focus on a positive human impact,” the company’s first blog post explains. “We believe AI should be an extension of individual human wills and, in the spirit of liberty, as broadly and evenly distributed as…


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