Elon Musk, Twitter's CEO, has confirmed he is building an AI model that will counter ChatGPT - the popular AI chatbot supported by Microsoft.
Musk has said he'll name it "TruthGPT", and make its source code transparent to give the tech industry a viable alternative to what he calls a code that is "effectively controlled" by Microsoft.
Musk was both a cofounder and financier of OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT. However, he left after OpenAI founders refused his offer to buy out their research firm. Musk has criticised ChatGPT in the past, accusing OpenAI "of training the AI to lie."
Tucker Carlson, a Fox News broadcaster, gave an interview on April. Musk praised his AI-based alternative as the "best path to safety" and one that was "unlikely" to wipe out humans because he was focused on "understanding the nature of universe."
Musk would not only be competing against ChatGPT but also other AI systems such as Google's Bard if he launched TruthGPT. Musk was critical of Google co-founder Larry Page in the Carlson interview. Musk accused Page of not doing enough to ensure universal AI safety. Musk said that he tried to make OpenAI "the furthest thing away from Google."
ChatGPT is criticized for generating answers that are biased. ChatGPT, according to reports, refused to write a poem on former US President Donald Trump in February but instead wrote an exciting one about the current president Joe Biden. Musk called it "a serious concern."
Microsoft's anchor AI has been criticized despite launching GPT-4, which contains trillions of parameters. These include its lack of emotional intelligence and inability to generate long-form structured content. It also lacks accuracy, is unable to detect typos and lacks the ability to detect context.
It temporarily banned ChatGPT in Italy this month, citing privacy concerns. They also promised to investigate if it violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Musk has called for the establishment of an organization to collect regulatory proposals from all the tech companies and to draft laws and ethical standards that will be adopted by the entire industry. In the interview, Musk said: "I believe we have a greater chance that advanced AI will be beneficial to humanity under those circumstances."