Twitter chief executive Elon Musk plans to develop a new generative artificial intelligence platform to challenge Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard.
The platform, which the billionaire calls TruthGPT, would become a “third option” to what he calls “the two heavyweights” currently dominating the market that has become the new darling for investors, according to excerpts of Mr Musk’s interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson.
“I’m going to start … a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe,” Musk told Mr Carlson in the interview that aired on Monday.
And I think this might be the best path to safety, in the sense that an AI that cares about understanding the universe, it is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe.
He declined to provide specific details on his plans for developing TruthGPT.
Musk also appeared to suggest that he would sue OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, in a viral tweet Tuesday.
Musk was responding to a post from podcast host Benny Johnson that asked whether Musk would “sue Open AI for defrauding” him.
“Wait for it …” Musk tweeted back, sparking speculation online that the billionaire would take a swing at OpenAI, an artificial intelligence powerhouse based out of San Francisco.
Wait for it …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 18, 2023