Elon Musk: “I used to be in crypto, but now I got interested in AI”
Remember when Elon Musk used to tweet about Dogecoin? It seems Musk is now abandoning crypto if we go by his latest tweet. In a post about an hour ago, Musk told his 130 million Twitters fans:
‘“I used to be in crypto, but now I got interested in AI.”
“I used to be in crypto, but now I got interested in AI"
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2023
The tweet is perhaps a further confirmation that Muks is planning to develop a ChatGPT rival to fight ‘Woke AI.’
As we reported early this week, Elon Musk has contacted AI researchers to explore the development of an alternative to ChatGPT, the Information reported on Monday, citing two people with direct knowledge of the effort and a third person briefed on the conversations.
To spearhead the effort, The Information reported that Musk has been recruiting Igor Babuschkin, a researcher who recently left Alphabet’s DeepMind AI unit and specializes in the kind of machine-learning models that power chatbots like ChatGPT. Babuschkin also told The Information in an interview that Musk’s objective is not to build a chatbot with fewer content safeguards
The report comes just a few months after Musk suggested last year that OpenAI’s technology was an example of “training AI to be woke.”
The danger of training AI to be woke – in other words, lie – is deadly
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 16, 2022
Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 with Sam Altman and 20 others with the mission of developing and promoting friendly artificial intelligence, with the goal of advancing and ensuring the beneficial use of AI in society. In addition, both Musk and Sam were motivated in part to address the concerns about existential risk from artificial general intelligence.
But in 2018, Musk stepped down as the chairman due to a conflict of interest. A year later, Microsoft announced invested $1 billion in OpenAI. Fast forward four years later, OpenAI shocked the world when it launched its ChatGPT, a dialogue-based AI chat interface for its GPT-3 family of large language models.