Elon Musk launches AI company xAI: A new era of technological evolution

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By Guido Sombroek

Famed tech magnate Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of Twitter, announced a new AI company xAI last Wednesday. This company aims to understand the universe in a whole new way, marking a new stage in technological evolution that could have a major impact on businesses and organizations worldwide.

xAI, led by Musk himself, consists of a team of a dozen employees. The announcement of this new venture comes after Musk's criticism of the security measures of ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, of which Musk was an early supporter. Musk expressed concern about the potentially dangerous impact of "woke" AI, which he said leads to false information.

With this new project, Musk appears to be seeking the truth by creating a "TruthGPT" dedicated to understanding the universe, as he suggested in an earlier interview with Tucker Carlson. This mission is consistent with Musk's recently expressed concerns about the potential destructive effects of AI.

At the same time, Musk is in an uncertain period. Twitter, which he acquired for $44 billion, is facing an uncertain future due to the launch of Threads, a competing app from Meta. Despite these challenges, Musk continues to innovate and is actively recruiting for xAI, a move that could have far-reaching implications for the future of AI.

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