Elon Musk and others are funding an “open AI” initiative – ostensibly to save the planet from “evil artificial intelligence.” Umm, ok. While I applaud the sentiment, the companies involved all use AI for their commercial benefit. And in the commercial world, “open” usually is a bit of a misnomer or smoke screen. In the end, companies exist to make money. And has been evidenced for the past few decades, profits clearly take precedent over the good of the people (*cough* outsourcing *cough*).
Love the goal, question the players, remain vigilant.