Zuckerberg, Musk and Kutcher Invest In Artificial Intelligence Firm

Time | March 24, 2014

By Denver Nicks

The actor has joined together with tech billionaires to invest in Vicarious FPC, which hopes to build a “computer that thinks like a person”

Billionaire tech entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, along with actor Ashton Kutcher, have joined forces to make a $40 million investment in the artificial intelligence firm Vicarious FPC.

The firm hopes to build a system capable of replicating the functions of the neocortex of the human brain, the part that controls body movement, vision, understands language and does math, The Wall Street Journal reports. One day, the company hopes to build a “computer that thinks like a person,” Vicarious co-founder Scott Phoenix says. “except it doesn’t have to eat or sleep.”

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