Elon Musk, who has been an outspoken critic of artificial intelligence of late, appears to be planning something AI-related. According The Wall Street Journal and financial time, Musk has founded a new artificial intelligence company called X.AI Corp. According to a state filing from last month that sources have seen, the new company is incorporated in Nevada and lists Musk as the sole director, as well as Jared Birchall. , the director of his family’s offices, as secretary. The multi-company executive is known to have a special affinity for the letter “X” and even recently changed the name of Twitter, Inc. to X Corp.
Musk is no stranger to AI projects. He co-founded OpenAI before leaving the company nearly a decade ago. However, after ChatGPT’s meteoric rise in popularity, Musk advocated for regulation of the technology, signing an open letter urging tech leaders to put a six-month hiatus on its development. The newspaper says Musk thought ChatGPT was politically biased, once commented about the “danger of training AI to wake up”, and that he is looking to create AI models that “seek the truth”.
At this point, however, Musk’s plans for X.AI Corp and whether he’s looking to build a true rival to ChatGPT remains unclear. While details are still scant, previous reports provide clues as to how Musk’s AI efforts are progressing. He reportedly hired two former DeepMind researchers in March, including scientist Igor Babuschkin, who is believed to be leading the new project. Musk also reportedly purchased 10,000 GPUs for AI development at one of Twitter’s data centers. Furthermore, according to The timeshe is already in talks with investors from Tesla and SpaceX to invest money in his new company.
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