Elon Musk’s plans for his own artificial intelligence company are starting to come into focus. The Twitter CEO said he wants to “create a third option” for a company that could challenge OpenAI and Google.
With foxnewsMusk said he is thinking of calling the company “TruthGPT” and that the goal would be to create a “truth-seeking ultimate AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe” and that “hopefully does more good than harm.”
Musk acknowledged that he would start at a significant disadvantage to his rivals, as he would “be a late start.” And, as is often the case, it’s unclear how serious or advanced his plans are. But speculation about Musk’s AI ambitions has been running high, as he recently filed papers for a company called. He, too, reportedly bought thousands and hired DeepMind researchers for an unknown Twitter AI project. It is not clear if the two initiatives are related. Musk has been a well-known employee in all of his companies.
Musk said his motivation stemmed from concerns about the direction of AI and the threat it could pose to humanity. Notably, he was an early backer of OpenAI, which he helped start. But Musk distanced himself from the organization after a debrief with Sam Altman over who would lead the organization. More recently, he has OpenAI for creating a for-profit business and working with Microsoft.
While it’s unclear how Musk’s AI plans could affect Twitter, he teased an upcoming feature for the service. He said that Twitter was working on a feature that would allow users to optionally encrypt their direct messages, and that “hopefully it comes out later in the month, but no later than next month.”
Encrypted direct messaging has been rumored and Musk, one of the encrypted messaging apps, has that Twitter should offer Signal-style encryption. “If you’re in a conversation that you think is sensitive, you can turn on encryption and no one on Twitter will be able to see what you’re talking about,” Musk explained.