Now Elon Musk also wants to get involved in the ChatGPT hype5. March 2023
Now Elon Musk also wants to get involved in the ChatGPT hype
San Francisco, 3/5/2023
Elon Musk has spoken to some AI researchers about establishing a possible AI lab that could create a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 with Sam Altman and others before stepping down from the board in 2018.
Igor Babushkin also took part in the talks. He had recently resigned from his post as senior research engineer at Alphabet’s AI lab DeepMind.
Babushkin, who was also a member of OpenAI’s technical staff in 2020-21, told The Information that he has not officially joined Musk’s project, which is still in its early stages. However, he stressed that he would “like to work with Elon on something in the LLM space,” referring to large language models.
OpenAI’s experimental browser-based chatbot (ChatGPT) was presented to the public at the end of November. Shortly thereafter, Musk praised the tool: it was “scary good”.
Shortly thereafter, he criticized ChatGPT and Microsoft-backed OpenAI.
In a December tweet thread, he called “turning off” the “wake settings” “deadly.” He made it clear that OpenAI “has now become a maximum-profit, closed-source company effectively controlled by Microsoft. “