Elon Musk’s quest to unlock the mysteries of the universe
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Elon Musk’s quest to unlock the mysteries of the universe

Elon Musk announced on Twitter the founding of xAI, a new artificial intelligence company.

xAI’s mission, according to its website, is “to understand the true nature of the universe.”

The company could further develop Musk’s vision of a truthful ChatGPT alternative.

Or maybe its AI product is one that even the AI ​​community doesn’t understand.

What is xAI?

The website states that xAI is an independent company of X Corp, but plans to work with X (Twitter), Tesla and other companies to fulfill its mission.

The team includes AI experts from companies such as DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research and Microsoft Research who have contributed to groundbreaking optimization methods, normalization techniques, controversial example discovery, innovative analytics and groundbreaking AI systems such as GPT-3.5 and GPT-4.

xAI: Elon Musk's quest to unlock the mysteries of the universeScreenshot of x.ai, July 2023

Dan Hendrycks, director of the Center for AI Safety, is a consultant.

Trending tweets about xAI

The xAI team and Musk’s top Twitter supporters shared their excitement at the announcement on Twitter.

Co-founder Greg Yang invited mathematicians and theorists passionate about AI in mathematics to get in touch via direct message.

Yang left Microsoft Research for the “next adventure” in May.

One of the first tweets from the company’s official Twitter account raised a profound question:

Musk and over 12.1k other Twitter users replied:

Yuhuai(Tony) Wu, whose website mentions a “stealth startup” after working with a future xAI colleague at Google Christian Szegedyshared the following shortly after the announcement.

Jimmy Ba, another xAI partner, has a Twitter profile Disclaimer that “All my posts are generated by GPT.”

The future of Elon Musk’s new AI company

Will xAI develop something more significant as the next ChatGPT alternative? Only time can tell.

xAI has included a link to a recruitment form for engineers and researchers in the Bay Area who wish to join xAI’s “Mission to Understand the Universe.”

Interested applicants should provide their Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Scholar links and details of their most outstanding work.

@xAI will also host a Twitter Spaces chat on Friday, July 14th to allow those interested to meet the team and ask questions about their planned exploration of the universe.

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