Having once said that AI is the biggest existential threat to humanity, Musk was part of the formation of OpenAI. The research group aims to promote and develop non-threatening artificial intelligence for the betterment of humanity.
Musk and others founded and donated money to the group largely due to concerns over the use of AI for destructive purposes, such as automous killer robots.
The decision to quit OpenAI is down to a potential future conflict of interest, as Tesla is developing its own artificial intelligence technology for its self-driving vehicles push. However, Musk will continue to donate and advise and OpenAI group.
Concerns have been raised about a potential arms race using emerging artificial intelligence technology.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 22 Feb 2018 15:57