The greatest threat to mankind, in the minds of Elon Musk and others, lies in the creation of an unfriendly artificial intelligence; he has given $1B to make it human friendly.
"Elon Musk has unveiled his latest big-money project: saving humanity from destruction by artificial intelligence.
"The man who made his billions from PayPal and who has gambled a chunk of his fortune on the race for space, has warned frequently that AI represents humanity's greatest existential threat.
"He is joining forces with other tech entrepreneurs to establish a $1 billion investment fund for researchers to pursue applications with a positive social impact and to try to stay one step ahead of the technology."--Rob Crilly, The Telegraph