Elon Musk announced on Wednesday regarding establishing a fresh venture centered on artificial intelligence.
After teasing plans for several months to develop a competitor to ChatGPT, Musk revealed the new company, named xAI, along with its website and a team of twelve members.
As per the information on the website, Musk will be at the helm of xAI, which aims to collaborate closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies to advance their mission.
“The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe,” the website states, echoing language Musk has used before to describe his AI ambitions.
Initially supporting OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, Elon Musk, later criticized the company for implementing protective measures to prevent the chatbot from generating biased or sexist responses.
“The danger of training AI to be woke – in other words, lie – is deadly,” Musk tweeted in December, responding to a Twitter user who asked OpenAI’s CEO if it was possible to “turn off the woke settings” on ChatGPT.
During an April interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Elon Musk hinted at his plans for a new AI venture. He mentioned the development of “TruthGPT,” an AI system focused on seeking maximum truth and understanding the universe.
Musk’s announcement of this new company follows his earlier concerns about the potential dangers of AI, where he warned of the possibility of “civilization destruction” and joined other technology leaders in advocating for a pause in the uncontrolled race towards AI development.
Although further specifics about the company’s mission remain scarce, the website indicates an active recruitment drive. The website showcases a team of twelve staff members, all appearing to be men.
The timing of Musk’s latest venture announcement is notable, as it coincides with a critical period for him. After Musk acquires Twitter for $44 billion in October, the platform faces an uncertain future due to the emergence of Meta’s rival app, Threads, which garnered over 100 million sign-ups within a week. Reports also indicate a decline in Twitter’s usage.
The turbulence surrounding Twitter is amplified by Musk’s recent controversies, including staff reductions, controversial policy changes, and inflammatory remarks that have alienated some users and advertisers.
In addition to Twitter, Musk oversees several other companies, such as Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company.