Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, has cut off OpenAI from Twitter’s data, after learning that OpenAI, the startup behind popular chatbot ChatGPT, was licensing Twitter’s data for about $2m a year to build ChatGPT. Mr. Musk believed the AI startup wasn’t paying Twitter enough. In response, Mr. Musk has ramped up his own AI activities, including discussions with Jimmy Ba, a professor at the University of Toronto, to build a new AI company called X.AI. Musk has hired top AI researchers from Google’s DeepMind at Twitter and spoken publicly about creating a rival to ChatGPT that generates politically charged material without restrictions.
- Elon Musk cut off OpenAI from Twitter's data and is now ramping up his own AI activities.
- Musk has a long and complicated history with AI and has funded the Future of Life Institute with $10m to address its risks.
- In the summer of 2015, Musk helped to found OpenAI as a nonprofit, but he resigned from the board in 2018 due to his growing conflict of interest with the organization.
- Musk wants to build his own AI systems, which he sees as offering better, safer alternatives than those of his competitors.
- Musk is in talks to build a new AI company called X.AI, and he has hired top AI researchers from Google's DeepMind.
- Musk has spoken publicly about creating a rival to ChatGPT that generates politically charged material without restrictions.
- Despite pushing back against OpenAI and planning to compete with it, Musk helped found the AI lab and has grown disillusioned with it.
- Musk wants to build a maximum-truth-seeking AI that understands the nature of the universe.