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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Sam Altman and Elon Musk created the nonprofit open-source research lab OpenAI,
  • What OpenAI aims to accomplish, and
  • What risks and rewards might result from open-sourcing AI research.

About the Author

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...

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