Why Infosys invested in Artificial Intelligence research company OpenAI

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Monday said non-profit Artificial Intelligence (AI) research company OpenAI is an opportunity to do something about the lack of fundamental progress in the field. In a blogpost, Sikka, an advisor to OpenAI, wrote down his thoughts about the birth of OpenAI in answer to receiving numerous questions in the last couple of days about the endeavour. “Our wish is that together the OpenAI team will do unfettered research in the most important, most relevant dimensions of AI, no matter how long it takes to get there, not limited to just identifying dancing cats in videos, but to creating ideas and inventions that amplify our humanity,” he said. Highlighting the disappointment expressed by one his idols and AI virtuoso Marvin Minsky who bemoaned absence of fundamental…


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