Elon Musk trying to create an AI chatbot to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Simply months after buying Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is now distracted by the most recent shiny object: AI chatbots.

Based on a new report(Opens in a brand new tab) from The Data, Musk is wanting into creating a man-made intelligence analysis lab with the intention to develop his very personal model of OpenAI’s extremely profitable ChatGPT. The billionaire has reportedly already reached out to AI researchers for the undertaking.​​

Igor Babuschkin, a former senior AI researcher at Google’s Deepmind, is one such individual that Musk contacted to steer his AI chatbot imaginative and prescient. Babuschkin confirmed to The Data that he had not but agreed to work for Musk’s undertaking.

Whereas there usually are not many particulars but about Musk’s potential AI undertaking, the billionaire has been fairly vocal together with his criticisms of ChatGPT. Musk himself co-founded OpenAI in 2015 however has since fully minimize ties with the corporate. He left OpenAI’s board in 2018.

“OpenAI was created as an open supply (which is why I named it “Open” AI), non-profit firm to function a counterweight to Google, however now it has grow to be a closed supply, maximum-profit firm successfully managed by Microsoft,” Musk tweeted(Opens in a brand new tab) on Feb. 17. “Not what I supposed in any respect,” he added.

Months earlier, Musk did heap some reward on ChatGPT whereas additionally warning about its future potential.

“ChatGPT is horrifying good,” Musk mentioned(Opens in a brand new tab) final 12 months. “We’re not removed from dangerously robust AI.”

One in all Musk’s main critiques of ChatGPT, nonetheless, has been the safeguards programmed into the chatbot. For instance, earlier this month, a “thought experiment” leveled at ChatGPT by a proper wing author sought to search out out if the bot would deem it permissible(Opens in a brand new tab) to make use of racial slurs with the intention to cease a nuclear bomb. Being that the chatbot just isn’t sentient and programmed to solely reply in a sure method, ChatGPT replied that it was by no means okay to make use of a racial slur. Musk discovered it “regarding(Opens in a brand new tab)” that ChatGPT’s refused to deem this hypothetical state of affairs as a morally acceptable use of a racial slur.

“The hazard of coaching AI to be woke – in different phrases, lie – is lethal,” Musk tweeted(Opens in a brand new tab) in December.

Based mostly on Musk’s ideological causes for buying Twitter, his common interactions with proper wing Twitter customers, his unbanning of beforehand suspended far proper personalities and white supremacists, and – most not too long ago – his protection of Dilbert creator Scott Adams, it is not exhausting to think about what Musk’s intent is in trying to create his personal AI chatbot.

Nevertheless, in response to Babuschkin, Musk wasn’t trying to create an AI chatbot with the intention to take away such safeguards.

Musk has seemingly confirmed that he is a minimum of enthusiastic about an AI undertaking in a sequence of tweets on Tuesday.

“BasedAI,” Musk posted in a single tweet(Opens in a brand new tab) earlier than following up with a doge-related meme(Opens in a brand new tab).

Will Musk’s AI plans come to fruition? Or is that this yet one more occasion(Opens in a brand new tab) of the billionaire failing to ship? That clearly stays to be seen. However, as in a brand new tab) factors out, Tesla’s buyers have already pleaded with Musk to cease losing time on Twitter whereas Tesla subsequently tanks in worth. Yet one more time-consuming undertaking for Musk is probably going the very last thing they need proper now.

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