OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence [AI] chatbot has been taking the world by storm. ChatGPT managed to garner over 100 million users in just two months of its launch. Additionally, it has more than 13 million daily visitors. Thanks to this, it soon became one of the fastest-growing consumer applications. After highlighting the perils of AI, Elon Musk seems to be inclined toward creating a ChatGPT rival.
According to a recent report by the Information, Musk has contacted AI researchers. This is being done with the intention of creating a new research facility that will be used to develop ChatGPT alternatives.
Furthermore, Musk currently has eyes on Igor Babuschkin. This researcher recently departed from Alphabet’s DeepMind AI unit.
In the report, which quoted Babuschkin in an interview, Musk, and Babuschkin have talked about putting together a team to do AI research, but the initiative is still in its early phases and has no clear strategy to build any particular products. He noted that Musk wasn’t looking to build a chatbot with fewer content safeguards.
However, the AI researcher hasn’t signed a contract or an agreement with Musk as of yet.
Elon Musk and OpenAI Go Way Back
Over everything else, the worry of sci-fi scenarios arising from AI is that chatbots and robots, which are now under human control, may elude that control. Some people worry that ill-doers may utilize AI to further their own objectives. In the last couple of weeks, Musk has been taking shots at ChatGPT or AI in particular.
Amidst this, several reminded him about the fact that he co-founded OpenAI. But Musk hit back by noting how OpenAI evolved to become a “closed source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft.” He pointed out that he created OpenAI as an open-source nonprofit company.
Therefore, several believed that Musk wouldn’t be engaging in any AI-related developments. But the Tesla CEO surprised the world with his unpredictability.