In a blog, OpenAI said Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka will join the organisation as an advisor along with Pieter Abbeel, Yoshua Bengio, Alan Kay and Sergey Levine. Sam Altman (Y Combinator), Greg Brockman (Stripe CTO),Musk, Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator), Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infosys, and YC Research are donating to support OpenAI, it said.

In total, these funders have committed USD 1 billion, although we expect to only spend a tiny fraction of this in the next few years, it added. OpenAI said its goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return. As a non-profit, our aim is to build value for everyone
rather than shareholders.

OpenAI will freely collaborate with others across many institutions and expects to work with companies to research and deploy new technologies, it added. Bangalore-based Infosys has recently announced new services Aikido that focus on design thinking, platforms and knowledge-based IT to differentiate its offerings from rivals like TCS, Wipro and others.The company is also aggressively investing and acquiring firms working in new areas like artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning.

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