This week, a handful of Silicon Valley leaders, including Elon Musk, launched OpenAI - a billion-dollar, non-profit focused on sharing advances in artificial intelligence.
The founders of OpenAI have expressed fears about the technology getting out of control and say this new venture aims to ensure AI does more good than harm.
Wired magazine's Cade Metz's analysis surmises, "In the shorter term, OpenAI can directly benefit Musk and Altman and their companies (Y Combinator backed such unicorns as Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe). After luring top AI researchers from companies like Google and setting them up at OpenAI, the two entrepreneurs can access ideas they couldn’t get their hands on before. And in pooling online data from their respective companies as they’ve promised to, they’ll have the means to realize those ideas. Nowadays, one key to advancing AI is engineering talent, and the other is data."
What are the implications of sharing artificial intelligence technology?
Sam Altman, OpenAI Co-Chair and President, Y Combinator - a Silicon Valley seed-stage