Tesla and Twitter boss Elon Musk (Elon Msuk) has earlier warned of the risks of artificial intelligence technology and advocated regulation (requiring OPEN AI to suspend the development of new versions of GPT for six months). But news came within a few days that he had founded a new artificial intelligence company called “X.AI”, which was registered in Nevada. Musk is the company’s sole director, according to a company filing last month. X.AI has authorized the sale of 100 million shares to raise capital for the privately held company.
Musk launches new AI company X.AI
The name of the new company X. AI also confirms that Musk is working hard to create a super app called “X” (like WeChat in China). At the same time, Musk also recently changed Twitter to X Corp (Musk has always had a unique preference for the word “X”. He previously founded an online payment-related service x.com, which was later merged with another company to form X Corp. PayPal, the rocket launch company is called Space X, he also has a child named X, Tesla was acquired by it, so there is no X). The social media company is also incorporated in Nevada, not Delaware, according to legal documents filed last week. In addition, MAS also established a company called “X Holdings Corp” as the parent company of these X and X.AI. Legal experts say Nevada law grants more discretion and protections to corporate management and executives than Delaware.
Musk has previously warned the world about the risks of AI technology and advocated that the government should regulate it. But Musk himself has been recruiting AI researchers for the past few months to create a competitor to OpenAI. According to researchers with knowledge of the matter, OpenAI has attracted a lot of interest from investors in the AI sphere after launching the chatbot ChatGPT last year. Musk was one of the co-founders of OpenAI eight years ago, but left OpenAI in early 2018 due to internal disputes and the need to focus on Tesla production. The current CEO is Sam Altman.
The conversation screen when the two hadn’t turned their faces
Musk once complained about the political bias of ChatGPT, and told the outside world that he wanted to create a more authentic and truth-seeking AI model. As a result, he recently recruited DeepMind (a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.) artificial intelligence laboratory scientist Igor Babuschkin, and tried to Poaching OpenAI employees to join the new lab, but it is reported that the move was not very successful.
If Musk’s new company, X.AI, succeeds, it could add another player to the race for strong AI models among tech companies. Earlier this year, OpenAI introduced GPT-4, which excels on tests like the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). GPT-4 technology is also integrated into Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Companies like Google and Amazon have also announced more AI initiatives. At the end of last month, Musk and some technology opinion leaders and AI researchers called for a moratorium on the development of advanced AI technology for 6 months or more, and advocated that the industry has enough time to formulate safety design standards and prevent possible harm. (As a result, I started a new company myself…)
As for whether Musk hopes that AI needs to stop for a while to be supervised by the public, or whether he hopes to ask OPENAI to suspend R&D for six months and wait for himself, I don’t know. I think Musk should just be unwilling to be lonely and can’t stand AI. I didn’t take part in the track. After all, TESLA is also known for AI fields such as autonomous driving and intelligent robots, but it’s really hard to say whether it can catch up with OpenAI.
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