Elon Musk is reportedly planning to develop a ChatGPT-like AI chatbot of his own. A report by The Information says that he was also roping in Igor Babuschkin, a former employee of Google Alphabet’s DeepMind research team to setup a laboratory to build the artificial intelligence chatbot. OpenAI’s AI chatbot has captured the attention of the world ever since not was made public in November 2022.
Built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3 family of large language models, ChatGPT is fine-tuned with both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques. “ChatGPT is scary good. We are not far from dangerously strong AI (artificial intelligence),” tweeted Elon Musk about the innovation initially. However, for late he has been criticising the platform for various reasons.
Musk has publicly condemned OpenAI for installing safeguards that prevent ChatGPT from producing text that might offend users. For those who may not know, Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 but had later severed ties with the startup. He has also tweeted that OpenAI’s technology was an example of training artificial intelligence to be woke. “The danger of training AI to be woke – in other words, lie – is deadly,” he said.
He had recently also stated that OpenAI was no longer what he wanted it to be and had morphed into a ‘maximum-profit enterprise effectively controlled by Microsoft. Nevertheless, Musk continues to be invested into artificial intelligence as he feels that the age of artificial general intelligence is bound to come. “AI+human vs AI+human is the next phase, but the human part will decrease in relevance over time, except perhaps as will, like our limbic system is to our cortex,” he said.
Who Else is Working on ChatGPT-like AI
Similar to Musk, several other companies are also working on AI chatbots similar to ChatGPT. American multimedia instant messaging app and service SnapChat has also unveiled a new AI chatbot. “Chat about your day or write a Haiku about your bestie. Test it out and just have fun. Say Hi to My AI,” said a tweet from SnapChat. Google is also soon expected to make its AI “Bard” available to public soon.