Elon Musk has begun developing an artificial intelligence chatbot, and it’s going to be called “TruthGPT,” the Tesla, Space X, and Twitter CEO announced yesterday during an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News. According to Musk, TruthGPT is a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe,” and while the billionaire goes on to warn about “civilization destruction” from AI during one portion of the interview, this AI will supposedly be different, having been described by Musk as “the best path to safety.” Musk has also hinted that he’ll be suing OpenAI after the ChatGPT maker defrauded him.
From a Fox News report:
The Twitter and Tesla CEO sat down with Carlson for an interview to discuss why he will establish an alternative to ChatGPT, an AI app developed by progressive programmers that he helped initially fund, and the broader concerns he has about how the software can affect freedom of information.
“I’m going to start something which I call TruthGPT, or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe,” Musk told Carlson. “And I think this might be the best path to safety in the sense that an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe.”
“AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production in the sense that it it has the potential, however small one may regard that probability, but it is not trivial; it has the potential of civilizational destruction,” Musk said.
“I saw it happening from well before GPT-1, which is why I tried to warn the public for years,” he said. “The only one on one meeting I ever had with Obama as President I used not to promote Tesla or SpaceX, but to encourage AI regulation.”