Elon Musk revealed that he has his own artificial intelligence project: “He will seek the absolute truth”


Elon Musk seeks to counter Microsoft and Google’s artificial intelligence efforts with “AI that seeks the truth” and avoids political correctness, he said in an interview aired late Monday.

The billionaire head of Twitter and Tesla again expressed concern about the danger of artificial intelligence (AI), saying it has “the potential to destroy civilization.” He added that he was concerned that the ChatGPT bot created by startup OpenAI was being taught to be politically correct.

Just a few weeks ago, he had signed a letter demanding an urgent pause in the investigation. But now he pleads for his advancement.

I am going to launch something called TruthGPT, or an AI that seeks the absolute truth and tries to understand the nature of the universe,” Musk said.

The AI ​​would see people as an interesting part of the universe and would decide not to “annihilate humans,” according to Musk. (NTB/Reuters)

In an interview on Fox News, Musk compared this tendency to political correctness with telling falsehoods on Twitter -a social network he owns-, for which he advocated building a “third option“, against the dominance of Google and OpenAI. , which has a financing agreement with Microsoft.

He also acknowledged that he is “late” to the race, but that he hopes that his project “does more good than harm.”

During the interview, Musk expressed concern about the uncontrolled development of artificial intelligence.

Last Friday, the Financial Times media anticipated Musk’s intention to join the chatbot race with artificial intelligence and launch his own company to compete with Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Musk has created an artificial intelligence corporation X.AI based in the US state of Nevada, according to company documents.

It recently merged Twitter with a newly created shell company “X” and kept the brand name for the platform, but not the business.

Musk founded a rival company to OpenAI several weeks before joining experts who signed an open letter urging a general pause on AI technology development.

The signatories argued that the pause should serve to strengthen regulation and ensure the security of AI systems.

Big tech companies like Google, Meta and Microsoft have been working on AI systems, formerly known as machine learning or big data, for years to help with translations, search and targeted advertising.

Late last year, OpenAI stoked interest in AI with the release of ChatGPT, capable of generating text from a short question.

Musk co-founded OpenAI but left the company in 2018.

Since then, Microsoft has announced that it is investing billions of dollars in OpenAI and has put its technology to work in its Bing online search service.

(With information from AFP and EFE)