A new company OpenAI was started today. OpenAI, a non –profit artificial intelligence organization started its journey on this very day. Ilya Sutskever, a research scientist from Google is the director here. Luckily the news came into light a day after Facebook open-sourced its AI hardware. Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Tesla/SpaceX’s Elon Musk acting as co-chairs.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2015
The organization was backed by Elon Musk and Sam Altman. But there are quite a few more interesting names related to the company. It is being funded by Altman, Brockman, Musk, Jessica Livingston, Peter Theil, Amazon Web Services, Infosys and YC Research. Those funders have contributed $1 billion by far.
— Sam Altman (@sama) December 11, 2015
Musk has been donating money to make sure that AI doesn’t go the way of Skynet. Thus he will provide a safety net for the organization. In a blog post it said :
‘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.’