elon musk launches ai firm xai as he hopes to build an alternative to chatgpt

Elon Musk launches AI firm xAI as he hopes to build an alternative to ChatGPT

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc.; the owner and CTO of Twitter; the founder of the Boring Company; the co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and the president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation, launched his artificial intelligence startup xAI on Wednesday.

AI firm xAI will be led by tech billionaire Elon Musk. The firm has talented engineers. Musk, the wealthiest person in the world, hopes to build an alternative to ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by the American artificial intelligence research laboratory OpenAI.

Earlier, Musk said that AI should be paused and the sector must be regulated. The world’s richest person also voiced concerns about AI’s potential for “civilizational destruction.”

On Wednesday evening, the owner of Twitter explained his plan for building a safer AI. In a Twitter Spaces event Wednesday evening, Musk said that xAI would seek to create a “maximally curious” AI. 

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The business magnate and angel investor said, “If it tried to understand the true nature of the universe, that’s actually the best thing that I can come up with from an AI safety standpoint. I think it is going to be pro-humanity from the standpoint that humanity is just much more interesting than not-humanity.”

Earlier, Elon Reeve Musk predicted that a smarter AI than humans will arrive in five or six years. He predicted that artificial intelligence will eventually surpass human intelligence. 

A recent study by Autotrader company Vanarama revealed that Musk-owned Tesla’s new chip will be “more intelligent” than humans by 2033. Tesla’s microchip reportedly has processing capability equivalent to 36 per cent of a human brain.

Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, however, he stepped down from the company’s board in 2018. Musk’s new AI firm is already recruiting experienced engineers and researchers.