Hold onto your neural nets, folks! Elon Musk, the mastermind behind SpaceX, Tesla, and Neuralink, is reportedly diving into the generative AI race with his latest venture, X.AI. From its potential impact on Twitter to the race against OpenAI, the AI world is about to get a serious shake-up. Read on to find out how Musk plans to revolutionize AI with his new company while stirring up the tech world in his classic, unpredictable style.
Musk’s X.AI: The New Contender in the Generative AI Arena
Reports are swirling that Elon Musk has created a new company called X.AI to compete with OpenAI and join the generative AI race. X.AI is incorporated in Nevada and lists the Twitter-owner as the company’s director, with Musk’s personal wealth manager, Jared Birchall, listed as its secretary.
Rumours have been circulating for some time about Musk entering the race for the best generative AI system, particularly following the massive popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot. A recent Business Insider report revealed that Musk purchased 10,000 graphic processing units for use at one of Twitter’s two remaining data centres. A source told the outlet that this investment shows Musk is “committed” to the effort, as there’s little reason for Twitter to spend so much on the tech if it didn’t plan to use it for AI.
Musk’s AI Dream Team: SpaceX and Tesla Investors, Unite!
According to a Financial Times report, Musk has been assembling a team of AI researchers and engineers and is in talks with SpaceX and Tesla investors to pour money into his latest venture. “A bunch of people are investing in it… it’s real, and they are excited about it,” the outlet quoted a person saying.
This news comes just a week after it was revealed that Twitter Inc no longer exists because it has been merged into X Corp, another company owned by Elon Musk. The move is likely part of a broader plan to create an “everything app” in the style of China’s WeChat.
Musk’s AI Ambitions: Contradictions and Controversies
Interestingly, Musk’s AI plans come after he signed an open letter calling for a six-month pause on AI development due to safety concerns. Musk has also been an open critic of OpenAI, a company he invested in and co-founded in 2015, and eventually left after disagreements with colleagues.
Additionally, Musk recently revealed April 20 as the final date for removing the blue tick from legacy verified accounts in a bid to promote uptake of Twitter Blue, a plan that hasn’t been going too well.
As the AI race heats up, the tech world is eagerly watching Musk’s moves with X.AI. Will his latest venture disrupt the AI industry or simply add another layer of intrigue to Musk’s growing list of companies? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: with Musk at the helm, it’s bound to be an exciting ride.
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