Elon Musk’s plans for his own artificial intelligence company are beginning to take shape. The Twitter CEO said he wanted to “create a third option” for a company that could challenge OpenAI and Google.
In with FoxNewsMusk said he plans to call the company “TruthGPT” and the goal would be to create a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe” and that “does more good or bad”.
Musk acknowledged he would start at a significant disadvantage to his rivals because he is “starting late”. And, as is often the case, it’s unclear how serious or advanced his plans are. But speculation about Musk’s AI ambitions has swirled as he recently filed paperwork for a company called . He would also have bought thousands and hired DeepMind researchers for an unknown Twitter AI project. It is not clear if the two initiatives are linked. Musk is known employees in all of its businesses.
Musk said his motivation stemmed from concerns about the direction of AI and the threat it could pose to humanity. Notably, he was an early backer of OpenAI, which he helped launch . But Musk distanced himself from the organization after a report with Sam Altman to find out who would lead the organization. More recently he has OpenAI to build a for-profit business and work with Microsoft.
While it’s unclear how Musk’s AI plans might affect Twitter, he teased an upcoming feature for the service. He said Twitter was working on a feature that would allow users to optionally encrypt their direct messages, and that it will “hopefully be released later this month, but no later than next month.”
Encrypted direct messaging has been rumored and Musk, a of encrypted messaging applications, has already that Twitter should offer Signal-like encryption. “If you’re in a conversation that you think is sensitive, you can just turn encryption on and no one on Twitter will be able to see what you’re talking about,” Musk explained.