The New Non-Profit That Could Prevent the Robot Apocalypse

Instead of being anxious about a possible future robot uprising, some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley are doing something about it.Elon Musk and other wealthy technologists are pouring $1 billion into a new project called OpenAI that will be tasked with advancing artificial intelligence for the sake of benefiting humanity.The stated goal of OpenAI is to focus on research and development in artificial intelligence that will have a “positive human impact.””Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return,” a welcome letter on the OpenAI website reads. “Since our research is free from financial obligations, we can better focus on a positive human impact. We believe AI should be…


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