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Elon Musk-backed Neuralink to detail its progress on upgrading the brain to keep pace with AI

Elon Musk’s brain computer interface (BCI) venture Neuralink will provide some more insight into what they’ve been working on for the past two years, during which time we’ve heard very little in the way of updates on their progress. In 2017, we learned that Neuralink’s overall driving mission was to help humans keep pace with rapid advancements in AI, ensuring that we can continue to work with ever-more advanced technology by closing the input and output gap between ourselves and computers. Musk has famously forewarned of the potential...

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OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will tell Disrupt about tomorrow’s jobs

OpenAI’s co-founders Greg Brockman and Sam Altman aren’t afraid of Terminator robots. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF in October, they’ll tell our audience why it’s the more subtle repercussions of artificial general intelligence — like its impact on employment, cyberwarfare and concentration of power — that shake the duo. But the epic potential for the technology to generate wide-scale abundance for humanity led Altman to leave his gig as the head of iconic accelerator Y Combinator to become CEO of OpenAI. “I really do believe that...

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Productivity, by Sam Altman

I think I am at least somewhat more productive than average, and people sometimes ask me for productivity tips. So I decided to just write them all down in one place.Compound growth gets discussed as a financial concept, but it works in careers as well, and it is magic. A small productivity gain, compounded over 50 years, is worth a lot. So it’s worth figuring out how to optimize productivity. If you get 10% more done and 1% better every day compared to someone else, the compounded difference is massive.WHAT YOU WORK ONIt doesn’t matter...

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American Equity, by Sam Altman

I’d like feedback on the following idea.I think that every adult US citizen should get an annual share of the US GDP.I believe that owning something like a share in America would align all of us in making the country as successful as possible — the better the country does, the better everyone does — and give more people a fair shot at achieving the life they want. And we all work together to create the system that generates so much prosperity.I believe that a new social contract like what I’m suggesting here — where we...

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Elon Musk’s OpenAI bot beats world’s best dota player in tournament

Computers have already beaten the world’s best humans at games like chess, Go  by (google deep mind‘s Alpha Go algorithm) and poker by (Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Poker Pros). Now this time Artificial Intelligence beats most popular video game “Dota 2.” OpenAI first ever to defeat world’s best players in competitive eSports. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017 Dota 2 is an astoundingly complex game in which two teams of 5 players...

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OpenAI and Microsoft

We‘re working with Microsoft to start running most of our large-scale experiments on Azure. This will make Azure the primary cloud platform that OpenAI is using for deep learning and AI, and will let us conduct more research and share the results with the world. One of the most important factors for accelerating our progress is accessing more and faster computers; this is particularly true for emerging AI technologies like reinforcement learning and generative models. Azure has impressed us by building hardware configurations optimized for...

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Special Projects

Impactful scientific work requires working on the right problems — problems which are not just interesting, but whose solutions matter. In this post, we list several problem areas likely to be important both for advancing AI and for its long-run impact on society. We see these problems as having either very broad implications, or addressing important emerging consequences of AI development. If you are a strong machine learning expert and wish to start an effort on one of these problems at OpenAI, please submit an application. Detect if...