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a non-profit venture called OpenAI, announced today, that vows to make its results public and its patents royalty-free, all to insure that the scary prospect of computers surpassing human intelligence may not be the dystopia that some people fear. Funding comes from a group of tech luminaries including Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, Jessica Livingston and Amazon Web Services.
They have collectively pledged more than a billion dollars to be paid over a long time period
Essentially, OpenAI is a research lab meant to counteract large corporations who may gain too much power by owning super-intelligence systems devoted to profits, as well as governments which may use AI to gain power and even oppress their citizenry.
So we are creating OpenAI. The organization is trying to develop a human positive AI. And because it’s a non-profit, it will be freely owned by the world.
originally posted by: DaRAGE
But i want skynet in my future....
The organization is trying to develop a human positive AI.
the alternative? keep it private and focused on self-interests? lol, no... dumb.
Self aware AI is a long way off. Like your great grand kids "might" be worried about it....maybe....and even then that's a stretch.
"Machine Learning" is the big buzzword in academic research.
Although, If I had a billion dollars this is something I would do, so who knows at this stage of the game Musk might actually have genuine intentions and be like most of us here on ATS and wanting to improve the world in our own way?
originally posted by: sirChill
Here is my prediction of who gets what in the next 50 years as far as AI goes.
mega corps will get this kind of AI:
We will get some asshole cab driver:
I think the worst approach we could take is one where we do everything possible to restrict the freedom and rights of those machines because we are scared of them.
That will only cause them to react in a way which wont be good for us
They say they will make the results and patents open source but what about the actual code?
Researchers will be strongly encouraged to publish their work, whether as papers, blog posts, or code, and our patents (if any) will be shared with the world.
However, its also a valid point to proceed with caution and adding safety measures in the beginning in the research and development phase.
You either have to learn to accept it or you have to not make it in the first place.