Microsoft has announced that it will invest $ 1 billion (about $ 3.77bn) in OpenAI, the US lab that has been dedicated to creating artificial general intelligence (AGI), making it responsible for computer services. in the cloud for the study group.
Founded in 2015, OpenAI is a non-profit San Francisco-based non-profit organization backed by heavyweight Silicon Valley names, including Sam Altman (Y Combinator accelerator president) and Elon Musk, head of companies Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX.
For Altman, the creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with Microsoft participating in building the supercomputing base that it will be framed.
“The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape its trajectory. Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity and we are working with Microsoft to build the supercomputing foundation on which we will build AGI. ”
Among the achievements already confirmed by the group is the possibility of creating software based on artificial intelligence capable of playing some board games or analyzing medical exams, although they are not able to switch tasks autonomously.
In addition, the project also drew attention by overcoming current Dota 2 champions, winning the “OpenAI Five Finals” which was held in April with the participation of the top five players from the OG eSports team in a better match of three.