Trekking into the realm of artificial intelligence has been condemned by the world’s most prominent intellectuals, including renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.
But Elon Musk, the tycoon who had brought an efficient electric car and exploring the possibility of cheaper travel methods for space exploration through his companies Tesla and SpaceX, has his own AI “gym” called OpenAI.
OpenAI is a “gym” for computer programmers to help train their robots. Developers then share their findings on artificial intelligence systems as they find successes.
The “gym” is a non-profit drive by Elon Musk. Recognizing the dangers of un-monitored and destructive potential presented by wrongly-implemented artificial intelligence, Musk decided to open his “gym” to help innovators find themselves towards the proper path for artificial intelligence.
Musk does not condemn artificial intelligence according to Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights and Strategy.
“The irony is that Musk needs much-improved AI to make his businesses automated. He doesn’t hate AI. He just thinks it should be controlled before it gets too powerful and the machines turn on humans.”
OpenAI is a series of labs for artificial intelligence algorithms testing for the non-profit’s own research database. The exercises include robot simulations, games, developing motor control and decision making skills of the artificial intelligence.
“Long-term, we want this curation to be a community effort rather than something owned by us,” Greg Brockman and John Schulman wrote in an OpenAI blog post. “We’ll necessarily have to figure out the details over time, and we’d would love your help in doing so.”