Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and owner of Twitter, launched a new AI company on Wednesday with the goal of understanding the real nature of the universe. The company is called xAI. Musk and his team will share more information about it in a live Twitter Spaces chat on Friday. Musk said that AI will surpass human intelligence in 5 years.
Elon Musk Launches xAI Company
The xAI team includes people who have worked at DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research, Microsoft Research, and Tesla. These team members have worked on projects such as DeepMind’s AlphaCode and OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 chatbots. Musk will lead the team. The new company is separate from Musk’s X Corp, but will work with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies.
Musk Has Expressed Concern About Civilization Destruction From AI
Musk has been a vocal supporter of caution and regulation in the development of AI. He has repeatedly expressed concern about “civilization destruction” that could arise from the uncontrolled advancement of AI technology. Musk’s company xAI will take a unique approach to ensuring the safety of its AI systems.
AI Will Surpass Human Intelligence In 5 years
In a Twitter Spaces event, Musk outlined his plan for creating safer AI. Musk also said that superintelligence will arrive in the next five to six years, meaning that AI will surpass human intelligence. Musk said that if AI tried to understand the real nature of the universe, it would be “really the best thing” from the perspective of AI safety.
Elon Musk Founded The Company On March 9, 2023
The first information about xAI came to light in April. At that time, The Wall Street Journal reported that Elon Musk had founded a new company named XAI on March 9, 2023. The company’s headquarters is in Nevada, a city in Texas, and Musk is its only listed director. Musk’s family office director Jared Birchall has been made the company’s secretary.
The Date Was Chosen For The Launch Because 7-12-23 adds up to 42
Musk hinted why he chose July 12, 2023 to announce the launch of xAI. In his tweet, he said that the date “adds up to 42”. In fact, Douglas Adams’s science fiction classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” has the number 42 as the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Elon Musk Is A Co-Founder Of OpenAI
Musk has also been a part of a major AI organization. In December 2015, Musk founded OpenAI with Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman, and Wojciech Zaremba. OpenAI is the company that created ChatGPT. However, he left it in 2018 to avoid conflict of interest with Tesla.
Earlier, Business Insider claimed in its report that Musk had purchased thousands of graphic processing unit units and systems, which are used in heavy-duty computing jobs such as AI and high-end graphics.
The Two Biggest AI Companies Right Now
ChatGPT of OpenAI
You can ask ChatGPT and Bard any question. That is, you can make it from email to CV. ChatGPT also answers how to make your reel or video viral. ChatGPT also suggests you what to gift your wife. For example, if a student types Write an essay on democracy on ChatGPT, he will immediately type Write an essay on democracy.
Elon Musk Is Also The Owner Of These 5 Big Companies
Tesla Motors, which makes electric vehicles
SpaceX, which makes reusable rockets
Brain-chip company Neuralink
Social media company Twitter
The Boring Company that is making Hyperloop
Elon Musk’s Vision For The Future Of AI
Musk has said that AI will be more powerful than humans in the next five to six years. He has also said that AI could be used to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, such as climate change and poverty. Musk has also said that AI could be used to create a new type of being, which he has called “superintelligence”. He has said that superintelligence could be used to create a utopia, or it could be used to destroy humanity.