(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Elon Musk is reportedly working on launching an artificial intelligence company, even though he previously talked about the possible dangers that humanity may face from the rapidly-evolving technology.
According to the Daily Wire, Musk is currently in talks with Jimmy Ba, an AI researcher at the University of Toronto, about launching a firm called X.AI. The entrepreneur also hired senior researchers from DeepMind, an AI research laboratory owned by Google, so that they would work at Twitter.
The move comes after Musk canceled a relationship between Twitter and OpenAI, the startup that created ChatGPT. According to Musk, the company was not paying Twitter enough for the data.
Musk — a co-founder of OpenAI — resigned his seat on the company’s board of directors five years ago because he was concerned about the rapid development of AI in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, Musk also met with members of Congress to discuss the possibility of regulating AI at the federal level. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who participated in the discussion with Musk, recently unveiled a broad regulatory framework that will attempt to “increase transparency, responsibility and accountability” for AI systems while “reducing the potential for misuse” or promoting “misinformation and bias.”
“That which affects the safety of the public has, over time, become regulated to ensure that companies do not cut corners,” the world’s current second-richest man said after the meeting. “AI has great power to do good and evil. Better the former.”