Elon Musk, the billionaire Twitter owner, has once again voiced concerns over the dangers of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on humanity. In a recent interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Musk announced that he plans to create his own AI chatbot, called “TruthGPT,” which he claims will be a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe.”
Musk has been critical of the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT, claiming that it has a liberal bias and is being trained to be politically correct. In the interview, he also called for greater regulation of AI, stating that it is more dangerous than cars or rockets and has the potential to destroy humanity.
Musk’s concerns about AI are not new. He has been a vocal critic of the technology for many years, and has even dismissed the understanding of other tech leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates as “limited” in this field.
In addition to his plans for “TruthGPT,” Musk has also incorporated a new business called X.AI Corp. According to a Nevada business filing, the company was formed in March and lists Musk as its director and his longtime adviser, Jared Birchall, as secretary.
Musk was an early investor in OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT, and co-chaired its board upon its founding as a nonprofit AI research lab in 2015. However, he resigned from the board in 2018, citing a potential conflict of interest with Tesla’s work on building automated driving systems.
While Musk’s concerns over AI may seem extreme to some, his influence as a tech leader cannot be ignored. As the creator of several successful companies and a prominent figure on social media, his opinions on AI and its regulation could have significant implications for the future of the technology.