OpenResearch reveals potential impacts of universal basic income

A study conducted by OpenResearch has shed light on the transformative potential of universal basic income (UBI). The research aimed to "learn from participants' experiences and better understand both the potential and the limitations of unconditional cash transfers."

The study – which provided participants with an extra $1,000 per month – revealed significant impacts across various aspects of recipients' lives, including health, spending habits, employment, personal agency,...

SoftBank chief: Forget AGI, ASI will be here within 10 years

SoftBank founder and CEO Masayoshi Son has claimed that artificial super intelligence (ASI) could be a reality within the next decade.

Speaking at SoftBank's annual meeting in Tokyo on June 21, Son painted a picture of a future where AI far surpasses human intelligence, potentially revolutionising life as we know it. Son asserted that by 2030, AI could be "one to 10 times smarter than humans," and by 2035, it might reach a staggering "10,000 times smarter" than human...

OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever’s new startup aims for ‘safe superintelligence’

Ilya Sutskever, former chief scientist at OpenAI, has revealed his next major project after departing the AI research company he co-founded in May.

Alongside fellow OpenAI alumnus Daniel Levy and Apple's former AI lead Daniel Gross, the trio has formed Safe Superintelligence Inc. (SSI), a startup solely focused on building safe superintelligent systems.

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The formation of SSI follows the brief November 2023...

Elon Musk sues OpenAI over alleged breach of nonprofit agreement

Elon Musk has filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, citing a violation of their nonprofit agreement.

The legal battle, unfolding in the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco, revolves around OpenAI's departure from its foundational mission of advancing open-source artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the betterment of humanity.

Musk was a co-founder and early backer of OpenAI. According to Musk, Altman and Greg Brockman...

Amazon trains 980M parameter LLM with ’emergent abilities’

Researchers at Amazon have trained a new large language model (LLM) for text-to-speech that they claim exhibits "emergent" abilities. 

The 980 million parameter model, called BASE TTS, is the largest text-to-speech model yet created. The researchers trained models of various sizes on up to 100,000 hours of public domain speech data to see if they would observe the same performance leaps that occur in natural language processing models once they grow past a certain...

OpenAI introduces team dedicated to stopping rogue AI

The potential dangers of highly-intelligent AI systems have been a topic of concern for experts in the field.

Recently, Geoffrey Hinton – the so-called “Godfather of AI” – expressed his worries about the possibility of superintelligent AI surpassing human capabilities and causing catastrophic consequences for humanity.

Similarly, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the company behind the popular ChatGPT chatbot, admitted to being fearful of the potential effects of...

OpenAI’s first global office will be in London

OpenAI has announced that it will establish its first international office in London.

The strategic move demonstrates OpenAI's commitment to expanding its operations, embracing diverse perspectives, and accelerating its mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity.

London, renowned for its exceptional talent pool, was chosen as the ideal location for OpenAI's international office. The city's vibrant technology ecosystem,...

Mozilla.ai picks up OpenAI’s founding mission

Mozilla's new startup will build "trustworthy" AI that benefits humanity. If that sounds familiar, it was OpenAI’s founding mission.

The startup, Mozilla.ai, aims to create an independent and open-source AI ecosystem that addresses society’s most pressing concerns about the rapidly-advancing technology.

Mark Surman, President of the Mozilla Foundation, wrote in a blog post:

“This new wave of AI has generated excitement, but also significant apprehension....

Gary Marcus criticises Elon Musk’s AGI prediction

Gary Marcus has criticised a prediction by Elon Musk that AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) will be achieved by 2029 and challenged him to a $100,000 bet.

Marcus founded RobustAI and Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber), is the Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, and authored Rebooting.AI. His views on AGI are worth listening to.

AGI is the kind of artificial intelligence depicted in movies like Space Odyssey (‘HAL’) and Iron Man...