Anyone who has spent time observing billionaire Elon Musk’s erratic, often contradictory behavior in recent years could be forgiven for believing he has lost his bearings. That story of confused mismanagement and trivial personal RevengeHowever, that’s not the story told in a recent Time magazine profile of Musk by noted journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson. Actually, the logic of the story goes, of musk Obvious mistakes on Twitter And Tesla In recent years the direction of his master plan has really been a short-term difficulty: a The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy– Style artificial general intelligence.
AI, in one form or another, is already an important complement to Tesla’s products, SpaceX, Neuralink, (Musk’s brain-computer interface company), and indeed his other projects. Although these companies mostly operate independently of each other, the Time story claims that Musk envisions eventually tying them all together. Recently founded xAI startup With the ultimate goal of creating a powerful, general artificial intelligence. A combination of text data from Twitter users and real-world images captured by Tesla’s full self-driving systemThe story claims, however, that Musk may try to create both ChatGPT-style AI chatbots and physical robots capable of navigating the real world.
In Musk’s version of events during the interview with Isaacson, A red-pilled Twitter troll Claims he recently realized he was spending too much of his time on his late night Twitter antics. Kasturi claims that he spent time thinking about a not-too-distant future where intelligent machines could make humans obsolete, which sci-fi writers refer to as the “singularity,” and realized that he “couldn’t just sit around and do nothing.”
“It could happen sooner than we expect,” Musk said of the singularity.
That fear reportedly prompted Musk to launch The new xAI initiative, which Musk claims is focused on “AI security,” has recruited top talent in the field, such as former DeepMind research engineer Igor Babuskin. In the near term, Time reports, Musk has directed xAI researchers to build an AI capable of generating computer code and ChatGPT to build a “politically neutral” chatbot competitor. In the long run, xAI’s Website Its mission is said to be “to understand the true nature of the universe”. Musk previously worked on AI security at OpenAI but severed ties with the company after Microsoft’s investment.
Isaacson has a penchant for the misunderstood, eccentric genius archetype. His past subjects include Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci. If the Time article is any guide, it suggests that Isaacson’s book-length biography of Musk, due to be published later this month, will treat the South African billionaire with history-changing gravitas and make Musk’s anti-narrative seem at times provocative. Fanatic, son-of-a-billionaire. one in between the interview Earlier this year with tech journalist Kara Swisher, Isaacson called Musk “the most interesting person around today.”
Twitter and Tesla are fodder for the Musk AI God
of musk $44 billion Acquisition of Twitter last yearJ He tried to get out on his ownreprimanded Musk’s critics a Financial failureEarning him a glamorous Guinness World Record The greatest loss of personal wealth in history. But hidden in all that confusion is Isaacson Notes, is actually a goldmine of Twitter user data that can serve as fuel to train powerful AI systems. Twitter’s corpus of more than a trillion tweets, which Isaacson calls “humanity’s hive mind,” could give Musk a fighting chance against massive datasets owned by competitors like OpenAI and Google. Musk admitted that he really realized the value of Twitter’s data for AI after acquiring the site.
“It was actually a side benefit that I only found out after the purchase,” Musk said.
But Twitter represents just one head of Musk’s AI-Hydra, according to Time. Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot and fully-self-driving driver assistance systems, Time notes, similarly absorb an estimated 160 billion camera image frames per day. Unlike text-based Twitter data, Tesla image captures show vehicles interacting with the world, which, in some theoretical Musk fever dream, could one day be used to power AI for physical robots. In other words, it Last year, Musk showed the monstrosity of the robot The brain can actually be obtained. Maybe.
“Tesla and Twitter together can provide the datasets and processing capabilities for both approaches: teaching machines to navigate physical space and to answer questions in natural language,” Isaacson writes.
Twitter and Tesla did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s requests for comment. Musk could not be reached for comment.