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Elon Musk hopes OpenAI – a lab dedicated to open-source research – will provide the next great breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI). Tech writer Cade Metz offers a succinct overview of OpenAI’s development, explores the potential risks associated with open-sourcing AI research and explains the possible rewards that a company devoted to pushing back against proprietary control of AI research might bring to the world as a whole. getAbstract recommends this article to everyone interested in the future of AI research.

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Cade Metz is a Wired senior staff writer focusing on technology and innovation.



In December 2015, Tesla mastermind Elon Musk and Y Combinator president Sam Altman formally announced their newest venture: OpenAI – a nonprofit lab dedicated to researching artificial intelligence (AI). The idea behind OpenAI is simple: “Make AI better” and share its discoveries with the world – free of charge. Like other Silicon Valley labs, OpenAI wants to push AI beyond its limits. Unlike most research labs, however, OpenAI isn’t pursuing a profit. Open-sourcing and collaboration lie at the heart of its mission.

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