LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Elon Musk reportedly said he wants to develop his own chatbot called TruthGPT, which will be “a maximum truth-seeking AI” in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
Elon Musk stated his desire to create his own chatbot, which he will call TruthGPT, which he described as “a maximum truth-seeking AI.”
Musk also criticized OpenAI, stating that while he was instrumental in its founding, it is unclear whether the organization is actually making a difference.
Additionally, he said that OpenAI was teaching AI models to be politically correct, which he described as “another way of being untruthful.”
He earlier lambasted the business in a tweet from February for becoming “closed sourced” and “effectively controlled by Microsoft.”
Sam Altman, the co-founder of OpenAI, and Elon Musk argued in 2018, according to a March report from Semafor. Altman and the other co-founders objected to Musk’s attempt to seize control of the business because it had “fallen fatally behind Google,” which led to the Tesla CEO leaving.
Previously, Musk expressed worries that too-powerful AI could sway public opinion or possibly bring about “civilizational destruction.”
Most recently, he and others, including Steve Wozniak and Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology, signed a letter asking for the training of models more potent than GPT-4 to be suspended for at least six months.
The Financial Times reported earlier this week that Musk has been working on an OpenAI competitor and has hired former DeepMind employee Igor Babuschkin for this project.
It’s unclear whether Musk intends to push for research in other fields of AI, including fairness in model training, or if he simply wants to create a Large Language Model (LLM) that competes with OpenAI and Google’s services.
However, Musk doesn’t need to create a ground-breaking product to cause a stir, as Devin Coldewey of TechCrunch pointed out in his story earlier this week. “One doesn’t always need to overthrow the market leader to have a say in what happens and get a seat at the table; frequently, all it takes is billions of money. And Musk consistently appears to have that at his disposal,” Devin wrote.
Furthermore, as OpenAI has submitted a trademark application for the term “GPT,” TruthGPT may just be the project’s short-term name.