According to a scoop by The Information, the Twitter, Tesla, and SpaceX CEO has been reaching out to AI researchers about building a competitor to ChatGPT after publicly criticizing the chatbot built by the firm he left in 2018 over apparent ideological differences.
The report named machine learning expert Igor Babushkin, who until last week worked at Google DeepMind and confirmed information that he would be leaving his former employer as the potential head of the proposed AI research firm.
Babushkin told the site that he hasn’t signed a deal with Musk yet but is interested in working with him.
While Musk has praised the game-changing chatbot’s power many times since its release last November from his old AI group, he has repeatedly taken to Twitter to trash it, specifically to “wake up”. .
Musk tweeted in December, “The danger of training AI — in other words, lying — is deadly.”
He took those criticisms to the next level last week when he lambasted OpenAI itself.
“OpenAI was created as an open source (which is why I named it “Open” AI), non-profit company to serve as a counterweight to Google, but now it has become a closed source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft,” Musk claimed. “Not what I intended at all.”
While we can’t speak to the veracity of Musk’s boast that he was the person who named OpenAI, he’s not wrong to point out that the firm he cofounded in 2015 did indeed recently enter into a reportedly multi-billion-dollar deal with Microsoft that seems to have resulted in the tech giant’s disastrous Bing AI chatbot.
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Information Source: Futurism