.0b for artificial intelligence research

Published : 12 Dec 2015, 12:10:08 SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giants including Tesla’s Elon Musk and venture capitalist Peter Thiel have banded together to pitch in a cool $1 billion to found a non-profit devoted to researching artificial intelligence. The company, called OpenAI, was announced on Friday. “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 post on its website said. Artificial intelligence is based on the idea of creating intelligent machines or software. The co-founders are Sam Altman and Musk. Altman is a co-founder of Y Combinator, a highly successful tech accelerator based in Mountain View, Calif. Financial supporters include Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, Jessica Livingston, co-founder with Altman…

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