At the end of the week, the project of Elon Musk and his colleagues in the work with artificial intelligence OpenAI was officially launched. In a scientific non-profit association that will try to create an AI that does not pose a threat to humanity, its founders are investing a billion dollars.
Details of the project are disclosed on its official website created on the Internet. “OpenAI is a non-profit research company created to actively promote digital intelligence. We believe that artificial intelligence should be an extension of human individuals and as safe as possible,”- said in a statement on the project's website. As conceived by the creators, the publicity of the project will not only ensure the safety of the creation of AI (public opinion will immediately react if the development of intelligence goes in the wrong direction), but will also unite people for the sake of one goal.
The project team included one of the world's most famous programming experts Ilya Shutskever, an application developer and one of the creators of Stripe Greg Brockman, and a number of other specialists. It is led by the creator of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk and the president of one of the most famous startup accelerators Y Combinator Sam Altman. Together, the founders of the project raised a billion dollars for its implementation. “It will be fair to admit that our commitments on this project still exceed a billion,” said Elon Musk. According to Mashable, all information about the project will be freely available, and it will be possible to find it using a blog, open patents and code.
Recall that at the beginning of the year Elon Musk allocated $ 10 million to the Future Of Life Institute to ensure that artificial intelligence and robots work for the benefit of humanity and be safe for society. “By developing artificial intelligence, we are summoning a demon. Do you know all these stories where there is a guy with a pentagram and holy water? He is sure that he can control the demon, but he is not,”Musk said in an interview.