A few days after making his new startup official with the name X.AI, Elon Musk has reiterated its intentions to get involved in the field of AI. The billionaire and until recently known as the richest man in the world, conducted an interview for Fox News in which he stated that he plans to launch “an artificial intelligence” called TruthGPT which will compete directly with ChatGPT.
Musk revealed that he is launching a platform that “seeks the ultimate truth and tries to understand the nature of the universe.” Also, TruthGPT would be “the best path to safety” because he believes the chances are low that it would end up “wiping out humanity.”
The entrepreneur recently openly criticized OpenAI’s moves since the success of ChatGPT. He took it upon himself to claim that the chatbot was trained to lie and that it became a for-profit organization linked to Microsoft.
In his interview, the owner of Twitter commented that he started developing his own chatbot with AI a bit late, but he hopes it will become an alternative to ChatGPT and Bard, services that claim to be leaders in the field.
He also took the opportunity to refer to Larry Page, co-founder of Google, whom he pointed out for “not taking the security of artificial intelligence seriously enough” and added that “AI is more dangerous than poor aircraft design or maintenance or a poor car production”.
At the moment, no details about the launch of TruthGPT have been mentioned, but it is expected that it will take a few months to see the first progress of what is already an ambitious project.