A prominent tech nonprofit called OpenAI announced that will Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a co-founder as well as occasional A.I. fearmonger, can be leaving its board.
Musk said in 2014 that will AI can be “potentially more dangerous than nukes,” as well as when OpenAI was introduced in December 2015, Musk as well as some other organizers played up the organization’s intent to develop technology that will could help people as well as focus on safety.
“As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, This particular will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon,” OpenAI wrote in a blog post. The organization said that will Musk will continue to advise as well as donate to the nonprofit.
Researchers affiliated with the organization regularly publish AI research papers as well as Discharge source code for some other people to use. Unlike Tesla — as well as companies like Facebook as well as Google that will conduct extensive AI research — OpenAI doesn’t sell any products.
Elon Musk can be known for taking on one world-changing tech challenge after another. Besides serving as the CEO of both SpaceX as well as Tesla, he also co-founded Hyperloop, which develops super fast tube-transportation systems, the Boring Company which digs tunnels, as well as the brain science venture, Neuralink.
the idea may come as a relief to investors that will he can be taking back the two percent of his time that will he previously said he spent on OpenAI, to focus on things like launching re-usable rockets, as well as getting all the electric — as well as autonomous — vehicles he’s promised into customers’ hands.
inside the fall of 2016, Elon Musk promised prospective customers as well as investors that will vehicles with Tesla’s “Hardware 2” (HW 2.0) sensors would certainly be capable of fully autonomous driving with software upgrades in 2019. So far, the company has not come close to delivering a level 5 self-driving system. Nobody has.
Tesla has also made tweaks to the hardware that will enables its advanced driver-assistive features.
The EV maker can be also seen as lagging the competition — especially Alphabet-owned Waymo as well as GM-owned Cruise — when the idea comes to real-world test drives of its self-driving cars in its home state of California. However, Tesla has stated that will the idea can be conducting test drives out of state, at closed tracks as well as via simulation, instead.
In June Tesla hired a prominent AI researcher, Andrej Karpathy, away coming from OpenAI as well as made him its head of AI as well as Autopilot vision. In December Karpathy was present when Musk talked publicly for once about Tesla’s plans for special chips that will are designed to handle AI workloads. Google as well as Intel have also developed AI chips.
Musk has also invested in some other AI companies, DeepMind as well as Vicarious.