Billionaire Elon Musk said he will launch an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that he calls “TruthGPT”, in an apparent challenge to ChatGPT, the popular chatbot from OpenAI.
Musk also criticized OpenAI, which is backed by Microsoft and responsible for the popular chatbot ChatGPT, accusing the organization of teaching its AI to deceive and claiming that OpenAI has now become a for-profit, closed-source organization closely tied to Microsoft.
Elon Musk accused Google co-founder Larry Page of not taking AI safety seriously in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson on Monday. During the interview, Musk announced his plans to launch an AI platform called “TruthGPT,” which he described as a “maximum truth-seeking AI” that would seek to understand the nature of the universe.
Musk also stated that TruthGPT could be the safest path forward for AI and would be unlikely to cause harm to humans.
According to Reuters, Elon Musk has plans to create a third option in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and will be poaching AI researchers from Google to form a startup that will compete with OpenAI.
Last month, Musk registered a new company called X.AI Corp in Nevada, listing himself as the sole director and Jared Birchall, managing director of his family office, as secretary.
Despite calling for a six-month pause in developing more powerful AI systems, Elon Musk has announced plans to launch an AI platform called “TruthGPT.” Along with a group of AI experts and industry executives, Musk expressed concerns about the potential risks to society posed by these systems, but he appears to be moving forward with his own project.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Musk reiterated his warnings about AI, stating that it’s more dangerous than mismanaged aircraft or bad car production. Excerpts from the interview suggest that Musk believes his TruthGPT platform could be the safest path forward for AI, as it will prioritize understanding the nature of the universe.
However, Musk and his proposed platform have faced criticism and skepticism from some in the AI community, who argue that Musk’s approach to AI safety may be overly simplistic.
Despite this, Musk has continued to pursue his vision for TruthGPT and recently registered a new company called X.AI Corp, which may be connected to the project.
Elon Musk has repeatedly expressed concerns about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), calling it a potential threat to civilization. He has warned that super intelligent AI has the potential to manipulate public opinion, and has urged the US government to encourage regulation of AI.
Musk was a co-founder of OpenAI in 2015, but he stepped down from the company’s board in 2018. In a 2019 tweet, he cited competition for talent between Tesla and OpenAI and disagreements with the OpenAI team as reasons for his departure.
Despite his concerns about AI, Musk has continued to pursue his own AI projects, including the recently announced TruthGPT platform.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, made headlines last year when he purchased Twitter for $44 billion. In a recent interview with Fox News, Musk stated that he now values the platform at “less than half” of the acquisition price.
This comes as Musk has taken on the additional role of CEO of Twitter, putting him in charge of one of the world’s largest social media platforms. Despite his success in the tech industry, Musk’s Twitter management has faced criticism from some who feel that he uses the platform inappropriately or irresponsibly.
Meanwhile, the competition in the AI industry continues to heat up, with Microsoft announcing a further multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI in January. This move intensifies competition with Google and other tech giants, and signals the ongoing race to attract AI funding in Silicon Valley.
Musk’s decision to launch his own AI platform, TruthGPT, suggests that he intends to be a major player in this field as well, despite his concerns about the potential risks of super intelligent AI.
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