Tesla founder Elon Musk announced the creation of artificial intelligence company xAI to rival ChatGPT. Musk will lead this startup. The new company’s official website said xAI will hold a Twitter Spaces event on July 14.
The xAI team includes Igor Babuschkin, a former engineer at DeepMind, Tony Wu, who worked at Google, Christian Szegedy, who was also a researcher at Google, and Greg Yang, who previously worked at Microsoft. In March, Musk registered a company called X.AI Corp, incorporated in Nevada. The company lists Musk as its sole director and Jared Birchall, the general manager of Musk’s family office, as secretary.
Elon Musk announces xAI, a new AI company for rival ChatGPT
Musk has also previously revealed that he would be launching TruthGPT or maximum truth-seeking AI to rival Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing AI.
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After the launch of ChatGPT, many companies started working on launching their own generative AI chatbot. Google also launched Bard and Microsoft launched Bing AI.
The website further revealed that the new company is separate from X Corp. However, it will work closely with Twitter, Tesla and other companies. xAI said it is recruiting experienced engineers and researchers in the Bay Area.
Musk previously criticized Microsoft-backed OpenAI for “training the AI to lie.” He also accused Google co-founder Larry Page of not taking AI security seriously.
“I’m going to start something I call ‘TruthGPT’ or maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe”. He said that TruthGPT “may be the best path to security”, which is “unlikely to destroy people”.
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