Elon Musk To Launch AI Platform

San Francisco: Billionaire Elon Musk mentioned on Monday he’ll launch a man-made intelligence (AI) platform that he calls “TruthGPT” to problem the choices from Microsoft and Google.

He criticised Microsoft-backed OpenAI, the agency behind chatbot sensation ChatGPT, of “training the AI to lie” and mentioned OpenAI has now turn out to be a “closed source”, “for-profit” organisation “closely allied with Microsoft”.

He additionally accused Larry Web page, co-founder of Google, of not taking AI security significantly.

“I’m going to start something which I call ‘TruthGPT’, or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe,” Musk mentioned in an interview with Fox Information Channel’s Tucker Carlson to be aired in a while Monday.

“And I think this might be the best path to safety, in the sense that an AI that cares about understanding the universe, it is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe,” he mentioned.

Musk, OpenAI and Web page didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark.

Musk has been poaching AI researchers from Alphabet Inc’s Google to launch a startup to rival OpenAI, folks acquainted with the matter advised Reuters.

Musk final month registered a agency named X.AI Corp, integrated in Nevada, in keeping with a state submitting. The agency listed Musk as the only director and Jared Birchall, the managing director of Musk’s household workplace, as a secretary.

The transfer got here even after Musk and a bunch of synthetic intelligence specialists and business executives known as for a six-month pause in growing methods extra highly effective than OpenAI’s newly launched GPT-4, citing potential dangers to society.

Musk additionally reiterated his warnings about AI through the interview with Carlson, saying “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production” in keeping with the excerpts.

“It has the potential of civilizational destruction,” he mentioned.

He mentioned, for instance, {that a} tremendous clever AI can write extremely properly and probably manipulate public opinions.

He tweeted over the weekend that he had met with former U.S. President Barack Obama when he was president and advised him that Washington wanted to “encourage AI regulation”.

Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, however he stepped down from the corporate’s board in 2018. In 2019, he tweeted that he left OpenAI as a result of he needed to give attention to Tesla and SpaceX.

He additionally tweeted at the moment that different causes for his departure from OpenAI had been, “Tesla was competing for some of the same people as OpenAI & I didn’t agree with some of what OpenAI team wanted to do.”

Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has additionally turn out to be CEO of Twitter, a social media platform he purchased for $44 billion final yr.

Within the interview with Fox Information, Musk mentioned he lately valued Twitter at “less than half” of the acquisition value.

In January, Microsoft Corp introduced an additional multi-billion greenback funding in OpenAI, intensifying competitors with rival Google and fueling the race to draw AI funding in Silicon Valley.

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