Open AI: What is it and who is behind it


What Is OpenAI

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Just a few days ago, OpenAI, a renowned research company in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), announced the launch of its first research project. Based on a collaboration between the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Open AI advocates the idea that artificial intelligence is beneficial to humanity. 

Last July, Microsoft invested $1 billion in the company founded by Sam Altman and Elon Musk. OpenAI, a research organization co-founded by ElonMusk and SamAltman, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 

At the time, Microsoft and OpenAI announced that they had entered into an exclusive multi-year partnership to build the new Azure AI supercomputing technology. 

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced it had built the world’s fifth most powerful computer. Microsoft officials said it has built one of the largest publicly recorded supercomputers in the world, ranking first among the TOP500 supercomputers in terms of performance, performance and computing power. On Tuesday, Microsoft went public with the details of what happened to the supercomputer’s work, as well as a detailed description of its capabilities. 

The supercomputer was built to harness the power of OpenAI, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research organization. Microsoft announced its partnership with Open AI last year and contributed $1 billion to the project. 

Many tech behemoths have invested heavily in developing their own artificial intelligence machinery, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. The technology giants expect far better results from a single massive supercomputer system than from a large number of smaller, isolated models. AI is used in a wide range of technologies, including Musk’s Teslas and Facebook’s photo tools. 

In 2015, Elon Musk founded OpenAI, a not-for-profit organization that aims to conduct innovative AI research and bring benefits to all. While the company openly shares its findings, the fact that it is developing tools for profit is worrying for many in science and technology.: “OpenAI is not just a non-profit organization, it is a movement,” said a New York Times journalist. 

At the weekend, an AI became the first to defeat an esports world champion team and sweep to victory in Dota 2. The journalist further wrote that, at first glance, it was hard to distinguish from a real one. 

It changed direction in a way that made outside observers nervous, but not for the wrong reasons and not just for the title. 

The San Francisco-based company has the potential to make serious fundamental advances in artificial intelligence and anchor its goals in society – a technology-friendly technology. OpenAI was partly founded as a working solution to the growing existential concerns about the future of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence in general. Unlike some of the big technology companies that have ventured into the world of artificial intelligence, Open AI is not just about technology, but also about human-machine interaction and the human experience with AI. 

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As a registered non-profit organization, they have the opportunity to build something that would make a significant contribution to promoting human-machine interaction in the field of artificial intelligence. The functioning business model is not only about generating financial returns but above all about advancing the field of digital intelligence. In fact, the group says it would open most of its work if it did not pose a threat to our world. 

Musk’s Hand

In 2019, Elon Musk, who no longer works formally with OpenAI, claimed he would remain in a non-profit division of the organization. Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2010, despite concerns about the potential dangers of AI, calling it “an evocative demon” (though Musk has since left it) and citing concerns about its potential impact on human-machine interaction. Open AI was officially launched in 2014 with a $1 million grant from the US Department of Energy’s Department of Science. 

Since its inception in 2015, OpenAI has developed technologies that help computers understand language, train robots to perform tasks such as housework, and even beat humans in computer games. 

Yesterday, the software giant announced that it is investing $1 billion in OpenAI to further drive the company’s innovation. The Open AI project was originally intended as a purely non-profit project but has since announced that it wants to open up to outside investment. To move away from a nonprofit, Open has brought in Altman as its new chief executive. 

According to the OpenAI team, they are working with Microsoft to develop a hardware and software platform for Microsoft Azure that will scale AGI. 

Our explicit mission is to ensure that humanity benefits from AI. We believe it is vital that AGI is used safely and securely and that its economic benefits are widely spread. 

Technically, OpenAI uses neural network-based techniques that aim to mimic the way the human brain works in order to achieve early results. However, this work is limited to autonomous tasks such as manipulating the hands of a robot, although in the latter the Open AI software defeated an e-sports team in the video game Dota 2.


Open AI has the backing of one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs of the universe, it is bound to succeed especially when it comes to monetary purposes like the one mentioned above several times. It is a non-profit organization, basically, a not for profit organization is dedicated to a social cause, with a huge amount of investment by Microsoft and already claiming to build one of the powerful supercomputers, does it look like one? Your views and opinions are welcome in the comments section below.


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  1. September 21, 2020

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