Elon Musk-Linked OpenAI is Paying Researchers Huge Money to Save Humanity

Some of the top minds in Silicon Valley are getting paid big money to protect humanity against the worst excesses of artificial intelligence. A tax filing discovered on Thursday from OpenAI, a nonprofit founded in December 2015 by tech entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Sam Altman, shows the firm is paying some researchers in excess of $1 million to research ways that A.I. can benefit society as a whole.

The New York Times revealed that OpenAI’s Ilya Sutskever, a former Google employee, was paid...

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