[Link] Introducing OpenAI

From their site:

OpenAI is a non-profit ar­tifi­cial in­tel­li­gence re­search com­pany. Our goal is to ad­vance digi­tal in­tel­li­gence in the way that is most likely to benefit hu­man­ity as a whole, un­con­strained by a need to gen­er­ate fi­nan­cial re­turn.

The money quote is at the end, liter­ally—$1B in com­mit­ted fund­ing from some of the usual sus­pects.