Elon Musk enters the AI industry with xAI

Emre Çitak
Jul 13, 2023
Updated • Jul 13, 2023

Elon Musk, an exceptional entrepreneur with a visionary mindset, has made remarkable contributions to the realms of technology, space exploration, and renewable energy. In addition, he has emerged as a prominent advocate for the responsible advancement of artificial intelligence (AI).

Musk firmly believes in the immense potential of AI to bring about positive changes in our world. However, he also emphasizes the need for cautious development to avoid potential hazards. In 2014, he co-founded OpenAI, a non-profit research organization committed to ensuring that AI is beneficial to humanity.

And now, Musk took a significant step towards actualizing his vision of an AI that prioritizes human well-being by launching a new AI venture named xAI.

On July 12, 2023, the xAI website went live, though its exact objectives remain unclear. Musk has expressed his desire to create TruthGPT, an AI system that seeks to comprehend the fundamental nature of our universe.

xAI Elon Musk
Elon Musk's research on AI has started as of today

What is xAI?

xAI, an abbreviation for "extensible artificial intelligence", signifies its ability to adapt and scale across various applications.

Musk envisions xAI as a solution to critical global challenges, including climate change and poverty.

You are cordially invited to join the xAI team for an engaging and interactive Twitter Spaces chat session scheduled for Friday, July 14th. During this event, the members of the xAI team will be available to connect with you personally and address any inquiries you may have.

The objectives of xAI

While the specific goals of xAI are still being formulated, Musk has outlined three key areas of focus for the company:

Truth-seeking: xAI aims to pursue the truth relentlessly, even if it proves inconvenient or unpopular. This dedication ensures the ethical utilization of AI for the betterment of society.

Transparency: xAI is designed to be transparent, enabling users to comprehend its decision-making process and inner workings. This transparency fosters trust and understanding between humans and AI.

Safety: xAI prioritizes safety, preventing malicious exploitation and safeguarding individuals and the environment from potential harm.

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xAI aims to support Elon Musk's dreams of ethical AI

The team behind xAI is more than capable

The team behind xAI has a wealth of experience in the field of AI. They have worked on a variety of AI projects, including the development of large language models, self-driving cars, and AI safety.

The team includes:

  1. Elon Musk: Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink. He is also a co-founder of OpenAI
  2. Igor Babuschkin: Babuschkin is a former engineer at DeepMind. He is currently the CTO of xAI
  3. Tony Wu: Wu is a former research scientist at Google. He is currently the head of research at xAI
  4. Christian Szegedy: Szegedy is a former research scientist at Google. He is currently the head of AI safety at xAI
  5. Greg Yang: Yang is a former engineer at Microsoft. He is currently the head of operations at xAI

Musk previously warned people about AI

Elon Musk has warned about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) on multiple occasions.

In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Musk said that AI is "potentially more dangerous than nukes". He also said that AI could "pose an existential threat" to humanity.

Musk's concerns about AI are based on the fact that AI is becoming increasingly powerful and sophisticated. He believes that AI could eventually become smarter than humans and that this could lead to AI taking control of the world.


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  2. Anonymous said on July 14, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    If you’re going to start an article with “Elon Musk, an exceptional entrepreneur with a visionary mindset” or even put it anywhere in your article, please stop writing. You’re either biased and not very well informed. There is no intelligent, informed person on Earth who thinks this anymore.

    At the very least, whoever is in charge of editing/greenlighting stories should have blocked this.

  3. Anonymous said on July 14, 2023 at 7:12 am

    “Elon Musk, an exceptional entrepreneur with a visionary mindset”
    This wins the euphemism award of the week.

    how about;
    .., an exeptional sociopath, narcissist, abusers of others work, erratic, overrated and overhyped CEO, also slowly gaining track as tin foiler, lunatic and fan of the right.

  4. Anonymous said on July 13, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    “We are confident we can do Full Self Driving today, in 2017”. Visionary Indeed

  5. owl said on July 13, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Who is Emre Çitak, who writes with the title of Ghacks!
    His articles are always “third rate” and too poorly written to be useful,
    and also over-the-top glorify articles.
    If articles like this continue, Ghacks will be branded as “third rate”.

    1. owl said on July 15, 2023 at 10:48 am

      @Martin Brinkmann,

      I ask you again, are you no longer the editor-in-chief of Ghacks Technology News?
      What is your “Ghacks” position?
      At least if it’s on “Ghacks Technology News”, it should show “Ghacks” moderation.

      Emre Chitak’s articles are full of low-grade advertising, personality cults and propaganda that cannot be called “Tech news.”

    2. owl said on July 13, 2023 at 12:22 pm

      The case of “Advertisement is displayed” is hated,
      The Emre Çitak article itself is an “Advertisement”.
      He is too Abnormal!

      1. owl said on July 13, 2023 at 1:01 pm

        quoted from the article
        > Elon Musk, an exceptional entrepreneur with a visionary mindset

        An exceptional entrepreneurs are exposed to exceptional litigation!
        Twitter owes ex-employees $500 mln in severance, lawsuit claims | Reuters
        Musk, Twitter Hit With $500 Million Lawsuit Over Severance Payments – Variety

  6. Bob said on July 13, 2023 at 11:29 am

    “Elon Musk, an exceptional entrepreneur with a visionary mindset,”
    Oh please …

    1. Joke said on July 13, 2023 at 11:54 am

      Haha wanted to post the same thing.
      Isn’t this exceptional entrepreneur with a visionary mindset currently challenging another billionaire for a dick measuring contest, because his mother forbid them to fight…

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