Microsoft has invested $1 billion in Elon Musk-founded (Musk has since departed) artificial intelligence company OpenAI in an effort build supercomputer AI technologies for its Azure cloud services. The two companies will join forces to build large-scale AI systems for Azure. The end goal? Developing artificial general intelligence (AGI), another term for autonomous computers that can see the world and solve tasks the same way humans do – basically, what we always wanted ‘AI‘ to be. As part of the deal, OpenAI – which has previously leveraged its technology to annihilate gamers, predict language, and generate coherent blocks of text from…

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