Musk: Elon Musk may be working on creating a ChatGPT rival


It is a rather well-known fact that Elon Musk was one of the co-founders of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. However, a few years after co-founding it, Musk walked away as he wanted the company to be a “non-profit”. Now, if reports are to be believed then Musk’s latest plan is an AI startup, which will compete with the likes of OpenAI. A report by The Wall Street Journal states the company is called X.AI. Further, a report by The Verge reveals that the company was founded on March 9, 2023.
According to a report by The Financial Times, Musk’s plan is already in motion and the startup has hired researchers and engineers. The startup, as per the report, is hiring from top AI firms from across the world. Furthermore, the report also states that Musk has already purchased “thousands” of Nvidia GPU processors, which are critical in creating large language models on which ChatGPT is based.
In fact, in a recent Twitter Spaces, Musk confirmed the purchased without getting into details. “It seems like everyone and their dog is buying GPUs at this point,” Musk said. “Twitter and Tesla are certainly buying GPUs,” he said. Musk hasn’t spoken about this, so other details are still not known about the startup.

Musk’s ‘worry’ over use of AI

The Tesla CEO has been vocal in the past about use of AI. In the past, he has termed AI as “one of the biggest risks to civilisation”. Musk was speaking at World Government Summit in Dubai earlier this year and stressed on the positive and negative aspect of it.
“It’s both positive or negative and has great, great promise, great capability,” Musk said. However, he did warn “with that comes great danger.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also in an interview said that many years ago he had spoken to Musk about AI and how the Tesla CEO was concerned about AI. In fact, Musk was one of the signatories to a letter that raised the issues around AI and urged to ‘pause’ the development.


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