OpenAI，由诸多硅谷大亨联合建立的人工智能非营利组织。2015年马斯克与其他硅谷科技大亨进行连续对话后，决定共同创建OpenAI，希望能够预防人工智能的灾难性影响，推动人工智能发挥积极作用。特斯拉电动汽车公司与美国太空技术探索公司SpaceX创始人马斯克、Y Combinator总裁阿尔特曼、天使投资人彼得·泰尔（Peter Thiel）以及其他硅谷巨头去年12月份承诺向OpenAI注资10亿美元。
OpenAI2016年6月21日宣布了其主要目标，包括制造“通用”机器人和使用自然语言的聊天机器人。OpenAI研发主管伊利娅·苏特斯科娃(Ilya Sutskever)、OpenAI CTO格雷格·布劳克曼（Greg Brockman）硅谷知名创业加速器Y Combinator总裁萨姆·阿尔特曼（Sam Altman）以及连续创业家伊隆·马斯克（Elon Musk）等人联合发表博文称：“我们正致力于利用物理机器人（现有而非OpenAI开发）完成基本家务 。
OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe
artificial general intelligence.
Artificial general intelligence (AGI) will be the most significant technology ever created by humans.
OpenAI's mission is to build safe AGI, and ensure AGI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible. We expect AI technologies to be hugely impactful in the short term, but their impact will be outstripped by that of the first AGIs.
We're a non-profit research company. Our full-time staff of 60 researchers and engineers is dedicated to working towards our mission regardless of the opportunities for selfish gain which arise along the way.
We focus on long-term research, working on problems that require us to make fundamental advances in AI capabilities.
By being at the forefront of the field, we can influence the conditions under which AGI is created. As Alan Kay said, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
We publish at top machine learning conferences, open-source software tools for accelerating AI research, and release blog posts to communicate our research. We will not keep information private for private benefit, but in the long term, we expect to create formal processes for keeping technologies private when there are safety concerns.