Stephen Lam / Reuters

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the beginning of a $ 1 billion research institute aimed at promoting safe study of artificial intelligence on Friday.

Called OpenAI, the efforts of non-profit “ahead of digital intelligence in the way of that, most likely, for the benefit of mankind as a whole,” according to its founder a statement. The announcement claims the backing of musk, Amazon Web Services and other investors.

Musk raised the alarm about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence research, calling it “our greatest existential threat” in an interview in 2014. Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates signed a contract in writing in July, calling for a ban on killer robots, warning they could create a “third revolution in the military,” akin to the invention of gunpowder.

The research foundation OpenAI not be obligated to the shareholders, and its code and patents will be in the public domain, according to the statement.

Through Twitter: open_ai

The Foundation has assembled a team of young scientists computer to act as the founders of the institute, and advisors such as Peter Abbeel University of California at Berkeley.

“This collection of people is mind-boggling,” Abeel told Bloomberg News

Team OpenAI, headed by Greg Brockman and peer learning machine Ilya Sutskever, expressed concern about the recent successes in ” deep learning “machines -., the most famous example of IBM, Danger Champion Watson -. that the program itself solve the problem of

” It is difficult to understand how many people level AI can benefit society and
is as difficult to imagine how it could damage the Company if the built-in
, or used incorrectly. “