Elon Musk Builds New Artificial Intelligence Company X.AI
Elon Musk, Twitter owner has launched a new artificial intelligence company named X.AI, according to a Nevada business filing from last month.
iexclusivenews reports that Mr Musk is listed as the only director of the business in the March 9 filing. And Jared Birchall, who oversees Musk’s family office, is listed as the business’ secretary.
Mr Musk has previously expressed public skepticism about the potential of artificial intelligence. And even called for a complete halt to its development, citing the “risks to society” that he believes the technology poses.
“Recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict, or reliably control.”
A group of tech experts including Musk said in an open letter calling for the development pause last month.
In an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that will air next week, Mr Musk warned that “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production.”
“In the sense that it has the potential — however small one may regard that probability, but it is non-trivial — it has the potential of civilization destruction,” he said.
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Mr Musk was a co-founder of OpenAI, one of the leading artificial intelligence firms, but left the company in 2018 after a reported internal power struggle.
Elon Musk has reportedly sought to build a rival to OpenAI, recruiting artificial intelligence engineers for a new venture for months.