Tony Ho Tran is a former senior editor for Innovation at The Daily Beast, where he covers all things technology including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, VR/AR, electric vehicles, and biotechnology. He was previously a staff writer for Futurism, and a contributing writer for The Chicago Defender. His work has been seen in HuffPost, Narratively, Outside Magazine, Playboy, and more. Follow him on Twitter: @tonyhowashere

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OpenAI’s pursuit of billions forsakes the company’s original goal of creating open-source AI for the benefit of the world—and not just to line the pockets of Big Tech executives.