According to persons with intimate knowledge of the project, billionaire Elon Musk recently approached AI experts about establishing a new lab to create a ChatGPT rival, reported Reuters.
Igor Babuschkin, a researcher who just left Alphabet’s DeepMind AI unit, has been sought after by Tesla and Twitter CEO Musk, according to the story.
The San Francisco-based startup OpenAI, which has a close partnership with Microsoft, built a larger collection of technologies that includes ChatGPT. Since then, it has attracted millions of users, many of whom use it for work-related tasks like researching ideas for emails or other projects.
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Musk has highlighted a number of odd AI-related incidents over the past several weeks, including ChatGPT’s appearance before the media and Bing Chat’s propensity for making “weird” comments.
He claimed that artificial intelligence (AI) was “far more hazardous than nukes” about five years ago, and he still seems to hold that opinion even as the world becomes fixated on ChatGPT and AI.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said on Friday that this was “not what he had planned” despite being a co-founder of OpenAI, the business that created the popular chatbot.