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Elon Musk announces a new artificial intelligence company

Elon Musk announces a new artificial intelligence company

(CNN) – Elon Musk announced the formation of a new company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) on Wednesday, after months of derision over plans to build a competitor to ChatGPT.

Company Name The tenth, provided a website and a team of dozens of employees. According to the site, the new company will be led by Musk, and will work closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies to advance our mission.

“The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe,” the site states, echoing language Musk has used before to describe his AI ambitions.

Musk was an early supporter of OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, but later criticized the company for introducing security measures intended to prevent a viral chatbot from firing biased or sexist responses.

Musk tweeted in December, in response to a Twitter user who asked the CEO of OpenAI if it was possible to “disable alert settings” in ChatGPT. .

In an interview with then-Fox News host Tucker Carlson in April, Musk said he was mocking his new company’s plans for artificial intelligence. “We’re going to start something I call TruthGPT,” he said, describing it as “an artificial intelligence that is looking for the ultimate truth” and “interested in understanding the universe.”

Musk’s announcement of the new company comes months after he warned in an interview that he believed AI could cause “the destruction of civilization” and joined other technology leaders in calling for the AI ​​race to “stop abruptly.” .

Few other details about the company’s mission were immediately made available, but the site notes that it is actively recruiting. Right now, the dozen or so employees on the site appear to be men.

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The announcement of Musk’s latest venture comes at a precarious time for Musk.
Twitter, the company it acquired for $44 billion in October, now faces an uncertain future after Meta launched a competing app called Thread. The Meta app has surpassed 100 million registrations in less than a week. Meanwhile, there have been multiple reports of declining Twitter usage.