Microsoft has invested with $1 billion in the Elon Musk-founded artificial intelligence venture that plans to mimic the human brain which uses computers. According to OpenAI the investment would go towards its efforts of building artificial general intelligence (AGI). This can rival and surpass the cognitive capabilities of humans. The CEO of OpenAI said “The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity”. “Our mission is to make sure that AGI technology benefits whole humanity, and we’re operating with Microsoft to create the super-computing foundation on which we’ll be building AGI.” The two companies will together build AI super-computing technologies, that OpenAI plans to market through Microsoft and its Azure cloud computing business.