Microsoft invests $1B for development of superhuman AI

Microsoft announced an investment of $1 billion in and partnership with OpenAI, a San Francisco-based company co-founded by Elon Musk to develop artificial general intelligence, a type of advanced software with intellectual capabilities equal or superior to humans.

Not only does Microsoft's investment cement the company's position as OpenAI's primary partner for developing and commercializing its AI and AGI technologies, but the partnership will also see the companies collaborating to build supercomputing software for Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service.

The partnership is built on Microsoft and OpenAI's shared principles regarding AI ethics and trust, and will advance their goals of using AI to address climate change and other global health and education issues. "Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity," OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said. "We believe it's crucial that AGI is deployed safely and securely and that its economic benefits are widely distributed."

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