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On Wednesday, Elon Musk announced the launch of his new artificial intelligence start-up company, xAI.
“The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe,” the company’s website stated.
The new AI company, incorporated in Nevada in March, will be headed by Musk. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO recruited industry experts who previously worked at DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research, Microsoft Research, Tesla, and the University of Toronto, the start-up’s website noted.
Musk made the announcement on Twitter, declaring that the start-up aims to “understand reality.”
The Twitter owner then took a jab at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who recently launched Threads, an alternative to Twitter.
“Hopefully Zuck doesn’t hit copy and paste here too,” Musk posted.
The newly formed xAI team plans to host a Twitter Spaces meeting on Friday, July 14 that will be open to the public.
With the new announcement, xAI published its first tweet, “What are the most fundamental unanswered questions?”
“And what are the most fundamental unknown questions? Once you know the right question to ask, the answer is often the easy part, as my hero, Douglas Adams, would say,” Musk stated in response to the post, referring to the author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
Musk, who co-founded OpenAI in 2015 but left a few years later, previously stated that the company strayed from what he had initially intended.
“OpenAI was created as an open source (which is why I named it ‘Open’ AI), non-profit company to serve as a counterweight to Google, but now it has become a closed source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft,” Musk stated in February.
Microsoft has invested roughly $13 billion into OpenAI.
He also slammed the company for training its AI system to be “politically correct.”
Earlier this year, Musk revealed his plan to launch a rival to ChatGPT, stating that he wanted to “create a third option.”
Musk told Tucker Carlson in April, “I’m going to start something which I call TruthGPT.” He claimed the new platform would be a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe.”
“This might be the best path to safety, in that an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans, because we are an interesting part of the universe,” he stated.
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.