Elon Musk has said that OpenAI taught ChatGPT to lie.
Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter and SpaceX, criticised the artificial intelligence (AI) company OpenAI, which made ChatGPT and was backed by Microsoft. He said that OpenAI taught the AI chatbot to “lie.”
In an interview with Fox News that aired on Monday, he said that he was going to launch his AI platform, which he called “TruthGPT,” to “compete with what Microsoft and Google have to offer.”
He said that OpenAI had “taught the AI to lie” and that OpenAI had become a “for-profit,” closed-source outfit with close ties to Microsoft.
During the talk, he also said that Google co-founder Larry Page didn’t care about AI safety.
During the interview, tech billionaire Elon said, “I’m going to start something I call “TruthGPT,” which is a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to figure out how the universe works.”
Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, said that TruthGPT might be the best way to stay safe that wouldn’t kill everyone.
He also said, “It just starts late. But I’ll try to come up with a third way.”
Sources told Reuters that the CEO of Twitter has been looking for AI experts from Alphabet Google to start a project similar to OpenAI.
In March, he set up a company in Nevada called X.AI Corp. He was listed as the only director, and Jared Birchall, who runs Musk’s family office, was listed as a secretary.
‘AI risks humanity’
After this happened, tech leaders and AI researchers, including Elon Musk, wrote an open letter asking for a six-month break from building a system that could be much more powerful than OpenAI’s ChatGPT 4.
In the letter, it was said that AI labs are currently in a “out-of-control race” to create and deploy machine learning systems that “no one, not even their creators, can understand, predict, or reliably control.”
“AI systems that are smarter than humans can be very dangerous to society and humanity,” the letter said.
“Powerful AI systems shouldn’t be made until we’re sure their effects will be good and their risks are manageable,” said the letter, which was signed by Musk and other people who want to slow down the growth of AI.
Elon Musk also warned about technology that acts like people, saying, “AI is more dangerous than, say, poorly managed aircraft design, production maintenance, or bad car production.”
Musk also said, “It could cause the end of civilization.”
He went on to say, “For example, a super-smart AI can write very well and might be able to change people’s minds.”
In a tweet over the weekend, he said that he had talked with former US President Barack Obama when Obama was in office and told him that Washington needed to encourage AI regulation.
Musk helped start OpenAI in 2015, but he quit the board in 2018.
In a Tweet, he explained why: “Tesla was competing with OpenAI for some of the same people, and I didn’t agree with some of what the OpenAI team wanted to do.”