Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, Infosys, others back OpenAI with billion

NEW DELHI: Global technology stalwarts, Infosys, Amazon Web Services and YC Research among others on Saturday announced committing $1 billion for non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company OpenAI to advance digital intelligence for humanity’s maximum benefit.With Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Tesla Motors’ polymath Elon Musk as co-chairs and Pieter Abbeel, Yoshua Bengio, Alan Kay, Sergey Levine, and Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka as advisors, OpenAI has no financial obligations and pressures to generate profits.”Since our research is free from financial obligations, we can better focus on a positive human impact. We believe AI should be an extension of individual human wills and, in the spirit of liberty, as broadly and evenly distributed as is possible safely,” said OpenAI in a blogpost.OpenAI aims to build on recent advances in AI research…


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