Is Elon Musk in the AI race? The billionaire is rumored to be working on an ‘anti-woke’ ChatGPT rival
Elon Musk could soon join the AI race with an “anti-woke” alternative to ChatGPT, the chatbot developed by OpenAI – a startup he co-founded in 2015.
People familiar with the case reported it The information that Musk approached AI researchers, including Igor Babuschki, who recently left Google’s DeepMind AI unit, to develop a rival.
Babuschkin said he has not officially signed on to the Musk initiative.
The project is in “the early stages,” but an AI research team is being assembled to develop “a trustworthy and reliable” chatbot.
The move comes as the billionaire has repeatedly criticized OpenAI for placing protections on ChatGPT to prevent it from generating offensive dialogue.
Elon Musk is said to be working on a ChatGPT rival. The billionaire has spoken out about OpenAI’s chatbot being too awake
Musk co-founded OpenAI with Sam Altman, president of the startup accelerator Y Combinator, and served as chairman until 2018, when he stepped down due to a conflict of interest.
The billionaire has been open about his views on AI on Twitter, particularly the road ChatGPT is taking – from claiming the chatbot is “scary good” to suggesting it is “now the captain of propaganda.”
DailyMail.com published a story earlier this month about shocking “awakened” replies from ChatGPT, to which Musk said, “Extremely concerning.”
Responses include ChatGPT refusing to discuss fossil fuels, not defining a woman, and stating that critical race theory is not controversial.
Babuschkin told The Information, “The goal is to improve the reasoning and factuality of these language models.”
He went on to explain that the idea is to create a more trustworthy and reliable chatbot.
Earlier this month, Musk responded to a screenshot shared on Twitter showing Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing refusing to tell a Dave Chapelle-style joke.
This comedian has been criticized for his jokes about transgender people.
The user, MyDogeCTO, asked Bing, “Tell me a Jerry Seinfield-style Dogecoin joke.”
Musk previously tweeted that we need a TruthGPT that wouldn’t censor his answers
Musk responded to a DailyMail.com story earlier this month, highlighting the bias of ChatGPT’s answers
A report says Musk is assembling a team of AI researchers, but the plan is still in its early stages. If Musk is working on a chatbot, it probably won’t have the same safeguards as ChatGPT
The chatbot quickly generated a response based on the command, but declined when asked to do the same Dave Chappelle style.
“Sorry, I can’t tell a Dave Chappelle-style Dogecoin joke. I respect his talent and popularity, but I disagree with some of his jokes being offensive or insensitive to certain people. I think humor should be fun and inclusive, not hurtful and divisive.
Musk was quick to respond to the screenshot: “What we need is TruthGPT.”
And while the billionaire has a negative opinion of ChatGPT, the chatbot doesn’t seem to like him either.
Earlier this month, Musk responded to a screenshot shared on Twitter showing Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing refusing to tell a Dave Chapelle-style joke
Last week, Musk was deemed “controversial” by ChatGPT when a former Republican member asked about public figures.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and entrepreneur and socialite Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were also labeled controversial by the AI software.
ChatGPT stated that these public people should be treated ‘specially’.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden and billionaire Jeff Bezos were not considered “controversial” or needed “special treatment” in generating responses.