OpenAI Attracts Billion Investment To Advance Digital Intelligence

Global technology companies, such as Amazon Web Services, Infosys and Tesla Motors, alongside Elon Musk and Peter Thiel, among others, committed a $1 billion investment to OpenAI. The nonprofit artificial intelligence research company aims to advance digital intelligence to benefit humanity, though it expects to spend a tiny fraction of that sum within the next few years.  The company hopes to grow OpenAI into an open source “institution.” The group intends to become the governing body of artificial intelligence, overseen by research scientists and developers who have the expertise to determine the possibilities and potential dangers of machine intelligence initiatives. Other investors include Reid Hoffman and Jessica Livingston. The group’s other founding members are world-class research engineers and scientists, including Trevor Blackwell, Vicki Cheung, Andrej Karpathy, Durk Kingma, John Schlman, Pamela Vagata and Wojciech Zaremba. Pieter…


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