Elon Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 and is now stepping down from his role in the organization. OpenAI made an official blog post this past week with updates on changes within the organization, including Elon Musk's departure. It's also noted that he will continue to advise the organization, as well as providing future donations.
OpenAI also mentions that Elon will dodge AI related conflicts by stepping down:
As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon.
The organization was originally assembled to "benefit humanity as a whole" and raised over $1 billion in its founding year, 2015. OpenAI has driven a number of notable research projects in the past two years, starting with OpenAI Gym in early 2016. The 2017 Dota 2 demonstration was a tangible example of powerful machine learning, with a "machine-learned bot" playing against itself for two weeks real time, and then using what it learned to play against and win a professional player live. Once applied to real-world problems, AI will undoubtedly push our technological advancements at an incredible rate — especially with organizations like OpenAI.
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Elon has also said that he expects cars to 100% autonomous as early as next year, with Tesla being as aggressive as ever in researching and developing new technologies. Automated driving will likely only be one of the first positive technology implementations to come about due to AI, with many to follow down the line.