OpenAI

The former research lab recently completed a landmark deal: $1 billion in funding to develop artificial general intelligence, the field's holy grail.

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A Harvard student used GPT-2, a powerful text generator, to publish over a thousand fake comments on a government site

December 20th

The world's most powerful text generator has been repurposed into a dungeon crawler text game

December 9th

OpenAI publishes a text generating AI it previously called too dangerous to release

November 7th

OpenAI taught its robot to solve a rubik's cube one-handed

October 17th

AI bots learn to use tools while playing hide-and-seek

September 20th

A student turned the world's best AI bot into a choose your own adventure game

September 16th

The Basics

OpenAI was founded as a non-profit research lab by Elon Musk and Sam Altman in 2015.

In February, 2018, Musk left, citing a conflict of interest with his work on Tesla's autopilot system.

In 2019, with Altman in charge, OpenAI formed OpenAI LP, a for-profit company it wrote will allow them "to rapidly increase our investments in compute and talent while including checks and balances to actualize our mission."

OpenAI has produced some impressive accomplishments-- in early 2019, its neural networks beat the world's best Dota 2 players. And in July, Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI to pursue artificial general intelligence, an accomplishment many think is atill decades away, if not longer.

Relevant People

Elon Musk is the CEO of Neuralink and Tesla

Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI and former chairman of Y Combinator

Go deeper

Text automation tools are easier than ever to use, meaning anyone (even you) can learn natural language processing

January 27th

The OpenAI Five: video game bots that beat the world's best Dota 2 players

July 24th

Reinforcement learning: how computers learn from experience

July 24th