Truth GPT concept
Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter and Tesla and founder of SpaceX, has announced the launch of his own artificial intelligence chatbot, TruthGPT. In an interview with US media FoxNews on the 18th, Mr. Musk explained that TruthGPT aims to provide the best way for human safety as a “truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe.”
As a reason for launching TruthGPT, Musk expressed concern about the AI app ChatGPT, which could adversely affect freedom of information. He pointed out that he once funded OpenAI’s AI development, but that it is now a commercial product owned by Microsoft. Left uncontrolled, the technology could be as dangerous as nuclear weapons, he said.
Reuters reports that Musk is currently preparing to poach AI researchers from Google to launch a startup to compete with OpenAI. Last month, Musk registered a company in Nevada called X.AI Corp, whose documents list him as the sole director.
OpenAI’s relationship with Musk began when Musk co-founded the company in 2015. However, he resigned from the company’s board in 2018 and tweeted in 2019 that he left OpenAI to focus on Tesla and SpaceX. Musk said at the time that “Tesla is looking to acquire the same talent as OpenAI, and I disagreed with some of what the OpenAI team was aiming for.”
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Mr. Musk’s view
Elon Musk has warned that AI technology, if not properly managed, could have a devastating effect not only on election results, but on the existence of humanity as a whole. The reason is that highly intelligent AI can produce amazingly sophisticated sentences, potentially manipulating public opinion. He also points out that AI has the potential to “destroy civilization,” arguing that it poses a threat similar to nuclear weapons.
I saw it happening from well before GPT-1, which is why I tried to warn the public for years.
The only one on one meeting I ever had with Obama as President I used not to promote Tesla or SpaceX, but to encourage AI regulation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 16, 2023
In fact, Musk has long recognized the dangers of AI technology, and in his only one-on-one meeting with former President Barack Obama, he proposed promoting AI regulation. He said he foresaw the problem even before GPT-1 and warned the public for years.
In March, Musk signed an open letter co-written by AI experts and industry executives calling for a six-month moratorium on developing systems that surpass ChatGPT’s latest language model, GPT-4. . The document pointed out that GPT-4 is a black box, that its internal mechanisms and operating principles are opaque, and that the risks posed by the development of AI models to human society have not been fully evaluated. The letter, which aims to spur debate on AI ethics and regulation, has attracted many supporters.
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