ChatGPT may face competition this time from the all-time billionaire, Elon Musk. Who will release its own AI creation.
Another ChatGPT rival
Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, is once again raising concerns about the risks that AI brings to society and claiming that a well-known chatbot has a tendency for bias, and he intends to address with his own AI creation.
The Associated Press reports that Musk told Fox News in an interview that he intends to build an alternative to OpenAI’s ChatGPT platform called “TruthGPT” in order to compete with those from Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Google (GOOGL.O).
He explained that “TruthGPT” would be a “maximum truth-seeking AI that attempts to understand the nature of the universe.” In addition, the billionaire claimed that TruthGPT “might be the best path to safety” because it would be “unlikely to annihilate humans,” according to a report from Reuters.
He claimed that OpenAI, the company behind the trending chatbot ChatGPT and supported by Microsoft, has turned into a “closed source,” “for-profit” business “closely allied with Microsoft” and has “trained the AI to lie.”
X.AI Corp. is a brand-new company that Musk has incorporated, according to a Nevada business registration. According to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office website, the company was established on March 9. Musk is listed as its director, while Jared Birchall, a trusted advisor, is listed as its secretary.
For many years, Musk has been open about his views on artificial intelligence and has criticized other industry titans, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, for having what he has called “limited” knowledge of the subject.
As a rival to ChatGPT, Google has also lately begun releasing its own AI chatbot platform, Bard. It was created in response to the popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and was only barely received when it was introduced in March 2023.
During the discussion with Carlson, Musk repeated his cautions about AI, adding that “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production,” according to the excerpts.
According to Musk, an AI that seeks to understand humanity is less likely to end it. Additionally, he expressed concern that ChatGPT “is being trained to be politically correct.”
It might end up destroying civilizations, he said. For instance, a highly intelligent AI may possibly influence public opinion by writing really well.
Musk co-chaired the board of OpenAI, the startup that created ChatGPT, and made an early investment in the company. OpenAI was established in 2015 as a nonprofit AI research center.
Musk only remained there for a short time, leaving the board in the first quarter of 2018, which the San Francisco startup attributed to Tesla’s efforts to develop automated driving technologies.
According to a February 2018 blog post by OpenAI, “as Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon.”
Musk went into further detail about his leaving in 2019, claiming that it was also due to his need to concentrate on engineering issues at Tesla and some disagreements with OpenAI’s leaders. “It’s just better to part ways on good terms,” he stated.
The former U.S. official visited with him, and he tweeted over the weekend. When he was president, President Barack Obama advised him that Washington needed to “encourage AI regulation.”
Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, but he left the organization’s board of directors in 2018. He tweeted in 2019 that he had to concentrate on Tesla and SpaceX and had quit OpenAI.
Other reasons for his departure from OpenAI, he added in a tweet at the time, including “Tesla was competing for some of the same people as OpenAI, and I didn’t agree with some of what the OpenAI team wanted to do.”
But since then, Musk has often cited examples that he claims demonstrate left-wing bias or censorship. ChatGPT, like other chatbots, includes filters that work to keep it from spitting out harmful or uncomfortable responses.