We just got our first glimpse of what Elon Musk’s AI company is working on

REUTERS/Stephen Lam Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, way back in December. And we’re now just now seeing the results of it. The company released the beta of OpenAI Gym, a toolkit for comparing reinforcement learning algorithms, Wednesday. The toolkit allows researchers to test their algorithms by having them play games, control a robot simulation, or complete tasks, OpenAI wrote in its blog post. Researchers have been using games to test the strength of their AI for years. We saw that in 1996 when IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov. And more recently, Google’s AlphaGo beat a world champion at the ancient game of Go for the very first time, something many AI experts, as well as Musk, thought was a decade away from being…


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