Elon Musk and Silicon Valley investors create AI Research Center

SILICON VALLEY – Tesla chief Elon Musk alongside Silicon Valley tech giants announced on Friday they would join forces to constitute an artificial-intelligence research center called OpenAI in order to develop digital intelligence that enhance human capabilities, rather than replace them. The investors, that include Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, planned to assign $1 billion for the long-term project, which will be established as a nonprofit in San Francisco. Seven recognized researchers in the technological field have become part of the project, starting with an expert on machine learning from Google Inc., Ilya Sutskever, who will be the research director. Others are known for their remarkable work at universities like Berkeley, Stanford, the University of California and New York University. Musk pointed out that they have all received significantly higher…

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