According to The Information, Elon Musk has entered into talks with numerous AI experts over the “last few weeks” to build a ChatGPT competitor from OpenAI.
Billionaire Elon Musk has reached out to AI researchers in recent weeks to found a new lab to challenge OpenAI, a new report from The Information says. However, we recall that Musk himself co-founded OpenAI in 2015, but has not been involved in the project for several years.
Musk’s new artificial intelligence lab is reportedly looking to create an alternative to ChatGPT, OpenAI’s viral chatbot. Last December, Musk lashed out at OpenAI for “teaching AI weirdness” and regularly criticizes it on social media for giving answers that seem to favor one political party over another.
Also read – ChatGPT is still laying off employees
Elon Musk wants to create even more reliable artificial intelligence
The billionaire tech entrepreneur has reportedly already approached Igor Babushkin, an AI researcher who previously worked at Alphabet’s DeepMind AI, to set up his research lab, according to sources cited by The Information. The engineer has also reportedly worked for OpenAI in the past, according to his LinkedIn account. Elon Musk has not officially announced his intention to launch this potential AI project.
Babushkin appeared to confirm Musk’s connection to the project in an interview with The Information, adding that the work was still in its early stages and that Musk was looking to build a more robust language model rather than one with fewer restrictions.
The white paper comes at a rather special time as we are witnessing a real race to expand the use of artificial intelligence. Many companies have recently introduced their own version of a conversational chatbot. OpenAI’s ChatGPT and its competitors, including Google Bard in particular, can make a big difference in our online lives by generating email responses, summarizing reports, and answering our questions in a conversational and creative way.
So it’s not surprising that Elon Musk jumped at the chance too, especially since such AI would be useful for his connected Optimus robot, which Tesla hopes to sell in the coming years for less than $20,000.