(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly approached artificial intelligence developers to try to form a non-woke alternative to the notoriously left-wing ChatGPT, the Information reported.
Musk has publicly criticized OpenAI–the developer which created ChatGPT–in recent months because of the robot’s supposed “guardrails” that stop the bot from saying things that might offend people.
NEWS: Elon Musk has reportedly approached artificial intelligence researchers in recent weeks about forming a new research lab to develop an alternative to ChatGPT, the high-profile chatbot made by the startup OpenAI, according to two people with direct knowledge of the effort… https://t.co/ObXmJafBVu pic.twitter.com/79lxsHngvY
— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) February 28, 2023
In order to head up the project, Musk has reportedly selected AI engineer Igor Babuschkin, who knows a great deal about machine-learning models, to begin development.
Babuschkin previously helped develop Alphabet’s DeepMind AI.
His prior comments suggest that his own AI chat bot would be decidedly un-woke.
The danger of training AI to be woke – in other words, lie – is deadly
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 16, 2022
The New York Post speculated that, with Musk at the head of Twitter as well, the AI that he develops might be integrated into that platform.
ChatGPT is so woke that it is unwilling even to imitate mainstream black comedians like Dave Chappelle due to his “offensive”; and “insensitive” remarks about “certain groups of people.”
In response, Musk said, “What we need is TruthGPT.”
Musk actually co-founded OpenAI in 2015, but left the company because he believed that it was training the robot to be woke.
According to OpenAI, they knew beforehand that the artificial intelligence tool would be likely to deliver responses that favor a left-wing view of the world–complete with Ivy League-style grammar prose–and disparage anything else.
“Since our launch of ChatGPT, users have shared outputs that they consider politically biased, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. In many cases, we think that the concerns raised have been valid and have uncovered real limitations of our systems which we want to address,” the company said in a recent statement addressing the accusations of bias.