Elon Musk founds X.AI, an artificial intelligence start-up

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Elon Musk last month registered an artificial intelligence (AI) company called X.AI, based in Nevada, according to an official document that was leaked to the press in the United States on Friday (04.14.2023).

According to an article published in the Financial Times, the new company will compete with OpenAI, the Californian start-up that developed ChatGPT, an AI program capable of interacting with humans and producing all kinds of texts.

The success of this interface since its launch at the end of November has caused competition in the development of this technology due to its great potential.

According to various specialized media, the owner of Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX has hired Igor Babuschkin and Manuel Kroiss, both from DeepMind, the AI ​​branch of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), also involved in the dispute over control of this technology.

This movement by Musk clashes with the public position that he himself held last month when he signed a call to pause AI development.

The hundreds of signatories who supported this text warned of the risks of this technology and asked themselves: “Is it desirable to develop non-human minds that, ultimately, could surpass us in number and intelligence and replace us?”

Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, before leaving the company in 2018. He has been critical of the company ever since.

In the official registration document of X.AI, dated March 9, 2023, Elon Musk appears as the sole director and a secretary, Jared Birchall, a former Morgan Stanley banker who manages the billionaire’s fortune, according to the Financial Times newspaper.