OpenAI is a research company that aims to promote and develop “friendly” AI. Last year’s ChatGPT and DALLE-2 managed to take AI mainstream, and now the company is looking to make a few new friends, with Microsoft reportedly planning to pump $10 billion into the business.
But where did it all start? What’s the impact of AI? When will robots become sentient? Ok, we don’t know the answer to the last question, but you’ll still learn a lot. In today’s article, we dust off our crystal ball to take a look at the history of OpenAI and where it’s headings. 🔮
OpenAI came to life in 2015 as a joint initiative of Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Wojciech Zaremba, Ilya Sutskever, and John Schulman. The mission was simple but wildly ambitious—develop safe and open AI tools to empower (rather than eradicate) people.
“OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—by which we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work—benefits all of humanity.”