published : 2023-11-14
OpenAI Seeks 'Superintelligence' Funding from Microsoft
Microsoft's $10B Investment in OpenAI
OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, is aiming for 'superintelligence' as his company seeks additional financial support from investor Microsoft. The collaboration, which already includes a $10 billion investment, focuses on developing advanced AI technologies and AI supercomputing. Altman expressed satisfaction with the partnership's progress and plans to raise more funds in the future.
Altman's vision is to create artificial general intelligence (AGI) that possesses an intelligence equal to humans. AGI would have self-aware consciousness and the ability to solve problems, plan for the future, and learn. While AGI remains theoretical, companies like IBM recognize its potential impact.
Prior to their work on GPTs, OpenAI was focused on building autonomous agents capable of performing various tasks, such as making payments and sending emails. Altman emphasizes the potential business value that can be derived from enhancing these agents and expanding their capabilities.
OpenAI recognizes that superintelligence, once achieved, will be the most impactful technology in human history. It could help solve critical global problems. However, the immense power of superintelligence could also pose great dangers, potentially leading to the disempowerment or even extinction of humanity.
Alongside their pursuit of superintelligence, OpenAI is also developing the next version of their popular software, ChatGPT. Although no release date has been announced, Altman highlights their ongoing efforts in this area.
This continued collaboration between OpenAI and Microsoft holds tremendous potential for shaping the future of AI and advancing the boundaries of human knowledge. As Altman seeks further funding to realize his ambitious goals, the world eagerly awaits the development of safe and powerful artificial intelligence models.
OpenAI's mission to build 'superintelligence' with Microsoft's support has the potential to revolutionize the way we live, work, and address humanity's most pressing challenges. With every step closer to AGI and more capable autonomous agents, the possibilities for an AI-driven world become increasingly remarkable and at the same time, thought-provoking.