OpenAI was launched less than two months ago as a project aimed at helping developers use A.I. and machine learning to create smart robots and devices.
While the research could benefit both Tesla and SpaceX, Musk also has stated that A.I. could be a danger to humans.
"I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence," Musk said during an MIT symposium late in 2014. "If I were to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it's probably that... With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon."
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