OpenAI's mission is to develop safe AGI (artificial general intelligence) and ensure those developments are made public; its 60 or so researchers are tasked with long-term research, according to the company.
Entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk may have a little more time on his hands (maybe), as he's departing his spot on the board of the artificial-intelligence safety group OpenAI, according to a blog post.More news: Dunkin' Donuts Debuts New Girl Scout Cookie Coffee Flavors
OpenAI said it was increasing the number of its funders to ramp up investments in their people and the "resources necessary to make consequential breakthroughs in artificial intelligence".
The same blog post announces a whole bunch of new donors from differing fields, including Valve's Gabe Newell, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn and Olympians Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton. One important creation is that OpenAI has released artificial intelligence capable to play video games and this could be a huge progress.
Open AI does not sell any products unlike other companies such as Tesla, Facebook and Google which also conduct AI research.More news: Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June
In 2014, Musk said AI was humanity's biggest existential threat later adding that the United Nations needed to act to prevent a killer robot arms race. He said in 2014 that AI is "potentially more risky than nukes".
At the same time, Musk's Tesla continues to push deeper into the world of AI research itself as it develops machine learning technology for autonomous vehicles. But as cars move towards a driver-free future, there doesn't seem to be a way of avoiding it, which is likely why Musk and the rest of OpenAI came to this decision.
Musk helped craft OpenAI's vision and financed much of the nonprofit's growth. If Musk's departure from the OpenAI board is a sign that Tesla is closing in on Level 5 autonomy, their confidence in the company could soon be rewarded.More news: S.Sudan sentences S.African to hang over aid to rebel chief