More than a month later the hiring of a couple of former DeepMind researchers, Twitter is said to be moving forward with an internal artificial intelligence project. According Business Intern, Elon Musk recently purchased 100,000 GPUs for use in one of the company’s two remaining data centers. A source told the outlet that the purchase shows Musk is “committed” to the effort, especially considering that there would be no reason for Twitter to spend so much money on GPUs. of data center quality if he did not plan to do so. use them for AI work.
The project would involve creating a generative AI that the company would train on its own data mine. It’s unclear how Twitter would use the technology. Initiated suggests that generative AI could augment the platform’s search functionality or help the company rebuild its advertising business. In any case, the report colors Musk’s recent decision to sign an open letter calling for a six-month pause on AI development.
Musk has been a vocal critic of OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research organization he co-founded in 2015. “I still don’t understand how a nonprofit that I donated about $100 million to somehow became a $30 billion for-profit corporation. If it’s legal, why? doesn’t everyone do it Musk said in one of his recent Twitter missives against the lab’s for-profit subsidiary, OpenAI Limited Partnership.
However, a recent report by Semafor suggests that his feud with OpenAI is more personal. In 2018, Musk reportedly told Sam Altman, one of his fellow OpenAI co-founders, that the lab was too far behind Google. Musk then suggested that he should be the one running the company, a proposal that Altman and the other OpenAI founders rejected.
The power struggle led to Musk’s departure from OpenAI, although both sides publicly maintain that Musk left due to a conflict of interest involving Tesla. At the time, OpenAI said the billionaire would continue to fund his research. However, according to Semafor, Musk’s payments stopped after he left – despite a promise to provide the company with around $1 billion. The sudden shortfall left OpenAI scrambling to raise funds. In 2019, the organization announced that it was creating a for-profit subsidiary to obtain the capital it needed to fund its work. That same year, the company announced a $1 billion investment from Microsoft. When OpenAI opened ChatGPT to the public in November and the chatbot started making headlines, Musk was reportedly “furious.” A month later he cut off access to OpenAI to Twitter data firehose. And now it looks like he wants to compete head-on with his old organization.
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