In an exciting announcement, Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed the establishment of a groundbreaking artificial intelligence company called xAI. With Musk himself leading the startup, xAI aims to rival ChatGPT, a popular AI language model. The official website of the company recently disclosed that xAI will be hosting a Twitter Spaces event on July 14, inviting enthusiasts to learn more about their innovative approach.
The Team at xAI
xAI has assembled a team of exceptional individuals, each with an impressive background in the field of artificial intelligence. The team includes Igor Babuschkin, formerly an engineer at DeepMind, Tony Wu, who has extensive experience at Google, Christian Szegedy, a renowned research scientist from Google, and Greg Yang, previously associated with Microsoft. Their diverse expertise and knowledge are expected to drive xAI’s advancements in the AI industry.
The Emergence of TruthGPT
In addition to founding xAI, Elon Musk has previously shared plans to launch a maximum truth-seeking AI called TruthGPT. Musk aims to develop an AI model that surpasses Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing AI in terms of truth-seeking capabilities. After the introduction of ChatGPT, several companies have embarked on developing their own generative AI chatbots. Notably, Google has unveiled Bard, and Microsoft introduced Bing AI, further intensifying the competition in this domain.
xAI’s Collaboration and Recruitment Efforts
The official website of xAI clarifies that the new company operates separately from X Corp but maintains close working relationships with Twitter, Tesla, and other prominent organizations. Leveraging these collaborations, xAI aims to push the boundaries of AI technology and explore innovative applications across various industries. To achieve this, xAI is actively seeking talented engineers and researchers in the Bay Area to join their team.
Musk’s Criticism of AI Safety
Elon Musk has been vocal about his concerns regarding AI safety, particularly criticizing Microsoft-backed OpenAI for allegedly “training the AI to lie.” Furthermore, Musk accused Larry Page, co-founder of Google, of not taking AI safety seriously. In response to these concerns, Musk is determined to develop TruthGPT, an AI model focused on understanding the fundamental nature of the universe. He believes that this approach offers a promising path to safety, assuring that such an AI would be highly unlikely to pose a threat to humanity.