The American entrepreneur explained, on Twitter, that his new start-up aimed to “understand reality”.
Elon Musk announced on Wednesday the launch of a new company focused on artificial intelligence, a still mysterious project that should be unveiled in more detail on Friday. “The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe“, indicates the start-up on its site, without further details. Elon Musk explained to him, on Twitter, that xAI aimed to “understand reality“. The site announces a question and answer session on Friday on Twitter to discuss this newcomer to AI.
The company was formally incorporated in Nevada in March, according to that state’s corporate registry, but says its technical team is located in the San Francisco, California, area. When recording, xAI listed Elon Musk as director. The billionaire admitted, several months ago, having bought a large quantity of graphics cards (GPU – graphics processing unit), essential for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) software, without revealing what he intended to do with them.
“We are a separate company from X Corp“, the holding company which notably controls Twitter, “but we will work closely with X, Tesla and other companies to advance our mission“, indicate the officials, on the site. Elon Musk already controls Tesla, aerospace company SpaceX, Twitter, as well as tunnel boring machine The Boring Company and Neuralink, which specializes in neural implants.
A model that “would probably not destroy the human species”
The xAI team, “led by Elon Musk“, according to the site, is made up of recognized specialists in artificial intelligence, some of whom come from OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, from Google or Microsoft. During a Fox interview with presenter Tucker Carlson in April, Elon Musk said he planned to “create a third optionamong the AI heavyweights, in addition to Microsoft/OpenAI and Google.
The two tech giants have created the most advanced interfaces in terms of so-called generative AI, which offer written answers to all types of questions formulated in everyday language. “we are very late“, had recognized the entrepreneur. He called his project “TruthGPT“, speaking of an AI software “who seeks the truth to the maximum, who tries to understand the true nature of the universe“. According to Elon Musk, a model of artificial intelligenceanyone interested in the universe probably wouldn’t destroy the human species, because we are an interesting part of the universe. Hopefully he will think that way.»