Elon Musk says he’ll create ‘TruthGPT’ to counter AI ‘bias’:- Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, has reiterated his concerns about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence to humanity.
He has also stated that a widely-used chatbot displays a liberal bias, and he intends to develop his own AI creation to address this issue. Additionally, Musk has expressed his vision for a truth-seeking AI that seeks to comprehend the nature of the universe.
During an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on the evening of April 17th, Elon Musk announced his intention to develop an alternative to ChatGPT, a widely-used AI chatbot.
According to Musk, his new creation, called “TruthGPT,” will be a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe.”
According to Musk, the rationale behind creating TruthGPT is that an AI that seeks to comprehend humanity is less likely to pose a threat to it. He further expressed concern that ChatGPT is being trained to exhibit political correctness.
During the first part of his interview with Tucker Carlson, Musk expressed his support for the regulation of artificial intelligence, stating that he is a “big fan” of such measures.
He described AI as being “more dangerous” than vehicles or rockets and warned that it could pose a threat to humanity if left unregulated.
Elon Musk has recently established a new company called X.AI Corp, as indicated by a business filing with the state of Nevada.
According to the website of the Nevada Secretary of State’s office, the company was incorporated on March 9th, and Musk is listed as the director while his longtime adviser, Jared Birchall, is named as secretary.
Musk has been known for his outspoken views on artificial intelligence and has been critical of other technology leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, whom he has accused of having a “limited” grasp of the field. Musk’s strong opinions about AI have been a constant topic of discussion over the years.
Musk was among the early investors in OpenAI, the startup responsible for ChatGPT, and served as co-chair of its board when it was established as a nonprofit AI research lab in 2015.
However, he resigned from the board in early 2018, which OpenAI attributed to a potential conflict with Tesla’s efforts to develop automated driving systems.
In a blog post published in February 2018, OpenAI stated that Musk’s departure would eliminate any such future conflicts for him as Tesla became increasingly focused on AI.
During his interview with Carlson, Musk claimed credit for conceiving the idea and name of ChatGPT. He expressed regret that OpenAI, which was once a nonprofit organization, is now closely affiliated with Microsoft.
In 2019, Musk provided further details on his departure from OpenAI, citing his need to concentrate on engineering challenges at Tesla and certain disagreements with the organization’s leaders. He stated that it was in their best interests to part ways on amicable terms.
In a tweet, Musk revealed that his departure from OpenAI was also due to a conflict of interest as Tesla was vying for some of the same talents as OpenAI. Additionally, Musk stated that he had disagreements with the goals of the OpenAI team, but he did not specify what they were.
Tesla’s AI systems have come under scrutiny, with concerns raised about their quality. In fact, last month, safety regulators in the US launched an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla.
The accident, which took place in California, is believed to have occurred while the vehicle was operating in automated driving mode, and it collided with a parked firetruck.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting a broader investigation into several instances where Teslas using the Autopilot system have collided with parked emergency vehicles that were attending to other accidents.
The agency has recently increased its efforts to address safety concerns with Tesla vehicles, announcing numerous recalls and investigations in the past year. The probe into the firetruck incident is a part of this broader effort.
Following Musk’s resignation from the board, OpenAI was still some distance away from developing ChatGPT, but it did release the first version of its GPT system, upon which ChatGPT is built.
During this period, OpenAI also embarked on a significant transition, moving away from being a non-profit organization and transitioning to a for-profit business model.
In 2020, Musk took to Twitter to express his belief that OpenAI should be more transparent. However, he also acknowledged that he had very limited insight and no control over the organization.
At times, Musk has also been complimentary towards OpenAI. For instance, shortly after ChatGPT was released on November 30, 2019, he tweeted to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman describing it as “scary good.”
However, Musk also expressed frustration that the news media wasn’t giving the development enough attention, suggesting that it was because ChatGPT wasn’t associated with a far-left cause.
Since then, however, Musk has frequently pointed out examples that he believes demonstrate left-wing bias or censorship. Like other chatbots, ChatGPT is equipped with filters designed to prevent it from generating toxic or offensive responses.
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