The artificial intelligence startup xAI of Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and head of social media platform X, is preparing to launch its first artificial intelligence model to a small group of testers.
Musk was one of the founders of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, when the organization worked as a nonprofit. Over the years, however, OpenAI began to move toward profit and partnered with Microsoft, which pumped billions into its growth. The Tesla CEO eventually fell out with his other co-founders and often criticized OpenAI for changing its position.
The richest man in the world therefore launched xAI in July, bringing together a team of leading engineers and scientists who have previously worked for Google’s DeepMind, Microsoft, OpenAI and Tesla, with the aim of ” understand the true nature of the universe » thanks to AI. Together they worked on some of the most important technologies that power modern AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard. The company would finally be ready to make its first tool available this weekend.
Elon Musk and xAI to launch new artificial intelligence
Musk is one of many big names in technology to call for caution regarding the potential risks that AI poses to humanitywhich have seen a resurgence of interest following the resounding success of ChatGPT and the multitude of companies rushing to claim ground in this sector.
However, this distrust did not prevent the billionaire from working on his own artificial intelligence. Tesla, often associated with an automobile manufacturer, describes itself more as a robotics company. Cars rely on various AI for driving, including Tesla Vision, which allows them to move autonomously, without human intervention.
Reports suggest that Musk wants to develop artificial general intelligence (AGI)a form of intelligence that describes the type of general learning and action abilities that humans have, but it is doubtful that the first version of xAI’s artificial intelligence, named Grok, is capable of such a feat .
xAI focused on creatinga secure system driven by a deep curiosity about humanity, rather than relying on pre-established moral guidelines, and this is probably what the company will present this weekend. Elon Musk announced that a first version will be deployed to a small group of users today. The billionaire also announced that the Grok AI should respond to certain requests with a little humor. Once it exits the beta phase, xAI’s Grok system will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers.