OpenAi is a nonprofit artificial intelligence research organization that aims to research and develop safe and ethical paths to artificial general intelligence, systems that can complete any intelligent task. The organization researches artificial intelligence in collaboration with Microsoft, Infosys, Amazon, Y research as well as others. It . The founders, Elon Musk and Sam Altman are inspired by the ethical implications, misuse, and risks of intelligent systems.
The organization was founded on December 11, 2015, by Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Elon Musk, and Sam Altman. OpenAi's headquarters are located in San Fransico, California. The name OpenAi refers to the organization's stance on open collaboration through their publicly available research and patents. In 2015, the investors pledged $1 billion dollars, that are to be allocated to the research purposes. On April 27, 2016, the organization released the first public beta of OpenAi Gym. The product's purpose to help train artificial intelligent systems using reinforcement learning. On December 5th 2016, OpenAi released Universe, a platform to train and test machine learning systems across thousands of games and applications with the goal of creating a generally intelligent system. In August 2017, OpenAi used an AI bot to play in the International 2017 Dota 2 video game tournament. The bot won against an internationally recognized Dota 2 player in a live 1v1 match. The bot learned to play the game over the course of two weeks by playing against itself.  In February 2018 Elon Musk resigned from the board of directors due to a potential conflict of interest with his involvement with the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla.
Gym is a machine learning toolkit use to train AI algorithms using reinforcement learning. The platform is built in Python and supports training algorithms for general uses. It works by giving rewards when the algorithm completes tasks in the direction of winning the game. It can help train algorithms to play games like pong or pinball 
Open Ai Baselines
Baselines are a set of fundamental, reinforcement learning algorithms that can be used for a wide range of topics. OpenAi released these in May 2017, to help researchers implement machine learning into various subtopics and ideas. They have published Baselines on GitHub to allow all developers to utilize the tool.
OpenAi has released a number of tools to help developers and researchers innovation on machine learning techniques with the goal of a generalized intelligence. Some of the tools that they have released include.
The organization was founded with the motive to help build an artificial general intelligence in a safe way. Elon Musk, one of the co-founders believes that AI is humanity's "biggest existential threat." Musk has asked government agencies to consider regulating artificial intelligence and be proactive. He believes that AI could be dangerous to humankind and he has stated that the colonization of Mars is partially a backup plan if AI is to turn on humans. OpenAi's mission is to advance artificial intelligence to benefit humanity without the need for financial gains. The OpenAi website states that "It's hard to fathom how much human-level AI could benefit society, and it's equally hard to imagine how much it could damage society if built or used incorrectly." Stephen Hawking has expressed his concerns that artificial intelligence could replace humans entirely resulting in the end of humanity.The organization believes that artificial intelligence will be the most important technology that humans will create.Elon has stated that although there are risks to advancing artificial intelligent technology.OpenAi plans to do so in such a way to "to empower as many people as possible to have AI. If everyone has AI powers, then there's not any one person or a small set of individuals who can have AI superpower." Instead of keeping the technology secret with few having the capabilities to use it. They plan on democratizing the tool so that there is not a power imbalance when the technology becomes more evolved. They believe that this will be safer and more beneficial to humanity.
The organization has several goals for the future. They have stated that they plan on building a household robot that can complete basic housework. They also plan on developing an agent that can understand natural language and complete complex tasks as well as ask for clarification if needed. As well as an intelligent agent that can solve various games using one algorithm. They have selected each of these goals to get closer to the ultimate goal of achieving artificial general intelligence.