Elon Musk has recently been challenging tech CEOs, including Mark Zuckerberg, to a physical fight. He is now also in a race with OpenAI, a company co-founded by Sam Altman, to create superintelligent AI. Musk announced on Twitter Spaces that his new company, xAI, is ” definitely in competition” with OpenAI to develop “good” advanced AI. Musk’s determination lies in creating AI that surpasses human intelligence and winning the race against OpenAI. He is confident that his company will be able to develop AI that is beneficial to humanity.
Elon Musk’s Plan for xAI: A Superintelligent AGI
Elon Musk discussed his plan for xAI, a superintelligent Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), during a 100-minute discussion with over 1.6 million listeners. He believes that AGI is inevitable and that people should either be a spectator or a participant. He proposed using Twitter data to train the AI to be maximally curious and truth-seeking. Musk also warned against the dangers of a unipolar world where one company dominates in AI. He advocates for the responsible and cautious development of AGI, with the goal of ensuring its benefits to humanity.
Tension Over Superintelligence Alignment
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has had a strained relationship with OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman since co-founding the organization in 2015. OpenAI formed a new team to control and align superintelligence with human interests, emphasizing responsible AI development. Musk’s comments on the matter come shortly after this announcement, suggesting that the two parties are still at odds. OpenAI’s focus is on developing safe and responsible AI, but Musk’s involvement has caused tension in the organization. The impact of Musk’s comments on OpenAI’s future and its mission to create beneficial AI remains uncertain.
OpenAI has created a new team, co-founded by Ilya Sutskever, to develop methods for controlling superintelligent AI. Musk and OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman warns that superintelligent AI could pose extinction risks to civilization. The new team will prevent AI from going rogue and ensure responsible usage of the technology. The team will also work to ensure that AI is used to benefit humanity and not cause harm.