Ilya Sutskever

15 posts

OpenAI LP
OpenAI LP

We've created OpenAI LP, a new "capped-profit" company that allows us to rapidly increase our investments in compute and talent while including checks and balances to actualize our mission.


Better Language Models and Their Implications

We’ve trained a large-scale unsupervised language model which generates coherent paragraphs of text, achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language modeling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization.


21 minute read

Requests for Research 2.0

Meta-Learning for Wrestling

Competitive Self-Play

Competitive Self-Play

We've found that self-play allows simulated AIs to discover physical skills like tackling, ducking, faking, kicking, catching, and diving for the ball, without explicitly designing an environment with these skills in mind.


2 minute read

Robots that Learn

Robots that Learn

We've created a robotics system, trained entirely in simulation and deployed on a physical robot, which can learn a new task after seeing it done once.


3 minute read

Unsupervised Sentiment Neuron

Unsupervised Sentiment Neuron

We’ve developed an unsupervised system which learns an excellent representation of sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.


6 minute read

Evolution Strategies as a Scalable Alternative to Reinforcement Learning

Evolution Strategies as a Scalable Alternative to Reinforcement Learning

We've discovered that evolution strategies (ES), an optimization technique that's been known for decades, rivals the performance of standard reinforcement learning (RL) techniques on modern RL benchmarks, while overcoming many of RL's inconveniences.


12 minute read

OpenAI and Microsoft

Infrastructure for Deep Learning
Infrastructure for Deep Learning

Deep learning is an empirical science, and the quality of a group's infrastructure is a multiplier on progress. Fortunately, today's open-source ecosystem makes it possible for anyone to build great deep learning infrastructure.


Special Projects

OpenAI Technical Goals
OpenAI Technical Goals

OpenAI’s mission is to build safe AI, and ensure AI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible. We’re trying to build AI as part of a larger community, and we want to share our plans and capabilities along the way.


Generative Models

Generative Models

This post describes four projects that share a common theme of enhancing or using generative models, a branch of unsupervised learning techniques in machine learning.


12 minute read

Welcome, Pieter and Shivon!

Introducing OpenAI