Elon Musk Launches AI Company, Promises to Unlock Secrets of Reality

xAI Years after leaving OpenAI on what was rumored to be poor terms, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially launched a new AI company. It’s called xAI, and Musk says it was formed “to understand reality.” Yes, he really said that. And no, as far as we can tell, it doesn’t mean anything. “Announcing formation of @xAI to understand reality,” Musk tweeted earlier today, announcing the firm. Setting the bar as reasonably as ever, we see. Announcing formation of @xAI to understand reality — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2023 Galaxy Brain The new venture’s website offered little in the way of any clarification. “Today we announce the formation of xAI,” reads xAI’s landing page. “The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe.” The site then went on to list who’s involved in the project, a lineup that, per The Verge, includes researchers from DeepMind, Google Research, Microsoft, and other AI leaders. It also caveats that the AI outfit is a “separate company from X Corp” — the newer, Musk-minted name of the company formerly known as Twitter, Inc. — although it will “work closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies to make progress towards our mission.” As far as that “mission” of unlocking the secrets of our universe goes, however, there’s no further explanation to be found. But that said, there maybe be some extra clues buried — where else — in Twitter replies. “What are the most fundamental unanswered questions?” reads…Elon Musk Launches AI Company, Promises to Unlock Secrets of Reality

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