Ilon Mask left the board of directors of OpenAI, but this has its own plus

The non-profit research organization OpenAI, which deals with issues of artificial intelligence development, announced that Ilon Mask, one of its main sponsors and founders, left the chair he held on the board of directors of the organization. Mask not only helped to form the main vision and goals of OpenAI, but also made a significant contribution to the non-commercial growth of this enterprise.

The announcement of the end of the term of stay by Mask on the board of directors of Open AI was published in the official blog of the organization:

"Ilon Mask leaves the post on the board of directors of OpenAI, but will continue to contribute both financial and consultancy assistance to the organization. As Tesla continues to increase its interest in artificial intelligence, this can create a potential conflict for Ilona within the organization. "

Now the board of directors of OpenAI consists of four people: Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutzkever, Holden Karnofsky, as well as Sam Altman, with whom Musk founded this company. The company plans not only to find a replacement for the place of Ilona Mask, but also to expand its team, according to the publication.

Recall that OpenAI was founded in 2015 and focused around itself a number of very prominent representatives of the IT industry, as well as many supporters who supported the goals and objectives of this organization, including:

  • Tracking the openness of both the creation and use of artificial intelligence;
  • Control over programs that can create other programs. Including the creation of an agent (AI), capable of participating in online programming competitions;
  • The development of cybersecurity (for example, preventing the capture of AI by hackers);
  • Complex modeling with many agents. Creation of closed systems, inside which agents (they are AI) can interact with each other, learn for a long period of time, learn languages ​​and achieve different goals.

The tasks of Open AI are not aimed at banning the creation and development of AI. They are aimed at an adequate level of control, which can prevent potential threats associated with the creation of real artificial intelligence. For example, this week the organization published a report in which a number of world experts in the field of AI talk about potential "malicious" methods of using such technologies, and also shares ways to solve these problems.

Care The mask from OpenAI is, of course, an unexpected move, especially considering that he created this organization, but at the same time, more interest is not what will happen next with OpenAI, but what will happen to another company Mask – Tesla. Given the reason for the "potential conflict of Ilona within the organization," this may be a signal indicating that Tesla has engaged in deeper projects related to artificial intelligence.

Those who follow very closely every step of the company and are waiting for when it will go to the 5th level autonomy in its cars (complete refusal of manual control) can probably perceive these permutations in OpenAI as a sign that the company at least is approaching this supposed goal.

The customer base of the company, in turn, has already demonstrated interest in the availability of more advanced functions of artificial intelligence in their Tesla cars. More than 35,000 electric car owners are even willing to pay $ 3,000 for the fact that their cars will have "full autonomy" capabilities, although such functions have not yet been created. Who knows if leaving the Mask from OpenAI is indeed a sign that Tesla is approaching the 5th level of autonomy, then their confidence in the company can soon be rewarded.

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