Elon Musk has announced the formation of a new artificial intelligence company called xAI, one that, as opposed to OpenAI, is concerned with unlocking the mysteries of the universe. “The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe,” reads a statement on the company’s official website, which includes a list of 12 team members, including Musk, all of whom are set to participate in a Q&A scheduled for this Friday, July 14 on Twitter Spaces. xAI represents the latest in the growing lineup of Musk-owned companies, which already includes the likes of SpaceX and Tesla.
Our team is led by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. We have previously worked at DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research, Microsoft Research, Tesla, and the University of Toronto. Collectively we contributed some of the most widely used methods in the field, in particular the Adam optimizer, Batch Normalization, Layer Normalization, and the discovery of adversarial examples. We further introduced innovative techniques and analyses such as Transformer-XL, Autoformalization, the Memorizing Transformer, Batch Size Scaling, and μTransfer. We have worked on and led the development of some of the largest breakthroughs in the field including AlphaStar, AlphaCode, Inception, Minerva, GPT-3.5, and GPT-4.
What are the most fundamental unanswered questions?— xAI (@xai) July 12, 2023
Announcing formation of @xAI to understand reality— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2023