1. Microsoft wants to build artificial general intelligence: an AI better than humans at everything

A lot of startups in the San Francisco Bay Area claim that they’re planning to transform the world. San-Francisco-based, Elon Musk-founded OpenAI has a stronger claim than most: It wants to build artificial general intelligence (AGI), an AI system that has, like humans, the capacity to reason across different domains and apply its skills to unfamiliar problems.

Author: Kelsey Piper

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2. Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI, the Elon Musk-founded company that’s trying to build human-like artificial intelligence