Tech leaders launch nonprofit to save the world from killer robots

Some of the top minds in tech today have banded together to prevent artificial intelligence (AI) from becoming a scourge for humanity – and instead optimize its potential for good.With an initial investment of $1 billion from the leading names in technology, the new nonprofit Open AI launched Saturday with the ambition of ensuring that AI has a positive impact on society.“Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as whole,” the group wrote in a blog post introducing the new venture. “Because of AI’s surprising history, it’s hard to predict when human-level AI might come within reach. When it does, it’ll be important to have a leading research institution which can prioritize a good outcome for all over its own…


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