Elon Musk Announces New AI Firm

Elon Musk reveals the creation of a new AI-focused company, aiming to develop a competitor to ChatGPT, following prior hints and speculation.

The company xAI, led by Elon Musk, introduces its team and launches its website, signaling its entry into the AI landscape.

The website  will work closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies to make progress towards their mission.

According to its website, “The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe,” reflecting Musk's familiar AI aspirations and language.

xAI's team comprises former employees from DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research, Microsoft Research, and Tesla. 

The website promises additional details to be revealed during a live Twitter Space event on Friday.

Musk’s announcement of the new company comes months after he warned in an interview that he thinks AI could cause “civilization destruction”