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Elon Musk launches his new company xAI

Elon Musk launches his new company xAI

Hayo News
Hayo News
July 13th, 2023
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk announced Wednesday a new artificial intelligence company, xAI, with the goal of "understanding the true nature of the universe."

According to the official xAI website, Musk and his team will share more information during a live chat on Twitter Spaces on Friday.

The team members behind xAI are alumni of DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research, Microsoft Research, Twitter and Tesla, and have worked on projects such as DeepMind's AlphaCode and OpenAI's GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 chatbots. Musk appears to be positioning xAI to compete with the likes of OpenAI, Google, and Anthropic, the companies "behind" leading chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude.

The Financial Times reported on the startup in April, along with reports that Musk had secured thousands of GPU processors from Nvidia to power potentially large language models. That same month, Musk shared details of his plans for a new AI tool, "TruthGPT," in a taped interview on Fox News Channel, adding that he was concerned that existing AI companies would prioritize "politically correct" systems.

One of the AI ​​startup's advisors will be Dan Hendrycks, executive director of the Center for AI Safety, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that published a report in May. A letter signed by tech leaders asserts that "mitigating the risk of AI extinction should become a global effort". Prioritized alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war. "

The letter was opposed by many academics and ethicists, who argued that too much focus on the growing power of artificial intelligence and its future threats distracts from the current (rather than in the uncertain future) view of certain algorithms. Attention to the real life harm caused by marginalized communities.

Greg Yang, co-founder of xAI, said the startup will delve into an aspect of AI called the "mathematics of deep learning" and "develop a 'theory of everything' for large neural networks" to bring AI to the fore. "Push to new heights". grade. "

Musk reportedly founded xAI in Nevada in March. Previously, he had changed Twitter's name to "X Corp." In some financial filings, but on xAI's website, the company noted its separation from X Corp., adding that it would "work closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and others in the pursuit of our mission." progress has been made.”


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