Elon Musk now wants to launch an AI company and compete with ChatGPT

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even if days ago Elon Musk He said that the progress of artificial intelligence had to be stopped because it could generate risks for humanity, this Friday he announced that he would join the race of chatbots using that same technology (AI) and Start your company to compete with ChatGPT.

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This information leaked to the press just a few weeks after the billionaire participated in a launch letter. apocalyptic calling for AI systems “more powerful than GPT-4” to be suspended for six months.

According to anonymous sources cited by the Financial Times newspaper, the CEO of Twitter, SpaceX and Tesla had talks with several investors of the latter two companies to participate in this new company.

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For the new project Musk would have insured thousands of GPU processors high power from the manufacturer Nvidia.

GPU chips are needed to build a large language model (“Large Language Model”, abbreviation LLM): AI systems capable of ingesting huge amounts of content and producing writing human-like or realistic imagessimilar to the technology that powers ChatGPT.

Musk, who also heads Neuralink, a neurotechnology researcher, and The Boring Company, a tunneling start-up, has already started hiring engineers to work on this project, according to the specialized press.

So far, Musk has hired Igor Babuschkin, a former DeepMind employee, and about half a dozen other engineers.

The AI ​​startup is separate from other companies, even if it could use them Twitter content as data to train your language model and leverage Tesla’s computer resources.

The new company would allow Musk to go head-to-head with OpenAI, an AI company he was a part of in the past.

Musk is a co-founder of OpenAI, was an early investor and became co-chairman.

However, in 2018 it became a limited partnership (LP) and Musk left the board.

Following the popularity of ChatGPT launched by OpenAI last year, Microsoft announced a “billion dollar” investment in the company in January, and now the giant is using its technology.

In a preview of an interview with Fox that airs next week, Musk once again expresses his concern about the future of AI.

“AI is more dangerous than the design of a poorly manufactured aircraft or a poorly manufactured car,” Musk said in the excerpt released Friday. “In the sense that it has the potential, however small, to of destruction of civilization“, He added.

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Source: Clarin

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