Elon Musk Says He's Building a "Maximum Truth-Seeking AI"

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has long had an axe to grind with OpenAI and ChatGPT. After insinuating that he thinks the bot is “woke” and teasing his own “anti-woke” AI, Musk has finally revealed that he’s working on “TruthGPT,” a brazenly named alternative to the popular chatbot that will serve as a “maximum truth-seeking AI,” in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News. “I’m going to start something which I call ‘TruthGPT’ or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe,” Musk told an incredulous-looking Carlson. But whether Musk, who already has a lot on his plate, will be able to pull off the establishment of a successful AI product when competitors like OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google already have a massive foothold is anything but certain. For one, his eccentric vision is anything but tangible, and dare we say, a little out there. In Musk’s mind, an AI that “understands” the universe is the “best path to safety.” His reasoning for this verges on the metaphysical, asserting that “an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe.” His supposed proof of this is humans’ desire to protect chimpanzees, when we could easily “hunt down” and “kill them.” “We’re actually glad that they exist, and we aspire to protect their habitats,” Musk said, as quoted by The Verge. Though, if Musk were really interested in their protection, he might want to disclose…Elon Musk Says He's Building a "Maximum Truth-Seeking AI"

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