(San Francisco) Elon Musk founded a new company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), based in Nevada, called X. AI, in March, according to an official document consulted by AFP in the registry of companies registered in this US state.
According to an article published on Friday Financial Times (FT), the new company will compete with OpenAI, a Californian company that designed ChatGPT, an AI program capable of interacting with humans and generating all kinds of text on demand.
The success of this interface, released at the end of November, has started a real competition for this high-potential technology.
Since the end of February, various specialized media have reported that Elon Musk is investing in this area.
According to their anonymous sources, he recently hired Igor Babushkin and Manuel Grois, both of whom worked at DeepMind, the AI branch of Alphabet (Google’s parent company).
He reportedly bought 10,000 graphics processors — the computers needed to train the language models that form the foundation of AI systems.
However, the entrepreneur signed a call last month to take a break from research on next-generation AI.
The hundreds of signatories evoke the various risks associated with this technology, and wonder in these words: “Would it be desirable to create non-human spirits that could eventually surpass us in number and intelligence and replace us? “.
Elon Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, before leaving the company in 2018.
He later criticized the company, most notably in a tweet last December that claimed AI was “woke” (a term used to refer to the fringes of the American left), meaning it was a “lie.”
X.AI’s official registration document, dated March 9, 2023, lists Elon Musk as a director and Jared Birchall as a secretary – a former Morgan Stanley banker who manages the wealth of several billionaires. FT.
“X” is a mathematical symbol that the boss of Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter and Neuralink is particularly fond of.
Before acquiring Twitter, he made subtle references to “X,” his vision of an all-purpose app (messaging, social networking, financial services, etc.) similar to WeChat in China.
He recently changed the name of Twitter to “X Corp”, and the headquarters of the social network is not in Delaware (where most of the American companies are located), but in Nevada.
X Æ A-12 It is found in the first name of one of the children of a boy baptized.
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