Elon Musk Creates His Own Generative AI Company Joining the Race for the LLMs

IBL News | New York

Elon Musk has created through his family office a new company named X.AI, intended to compete with OpenAI, Anthropic, Adept, and StabilityAI, and other startups in the artificial intelligence generative space.

The billionaire entrepreneur owner of Tesla, Space X, and Twitter now plans to attract investors while seeking to recruit a team of top AI researchers and engineers.

According to Financial Times, for the new project, Musk has secured thousands of high-powered Nvidia’s GPU processors, the high-end chips required for building a large language model.

Elon Musk is, for now, the company’s only director. The private firm, incorporated in Nevada on March 9, lists as secretary Jared Birchall, the ex-Morgan Stanley banker who manages Musk’s wealth.

Musk left the board of OpenAI in 2018 amid clashes with its management, including over attitudes to AI safety.

Since then, Musk became increasingly vocal in his fears of broader existential threats from AI systems.

He also criticized OpenAI for becoming, in his view, less transparent and too focused on commercialization in its pursuit of advanced AI.

Musk could use Twitter content as data to train its language model and tap Tesla for computing resources. Its homegrown supercomputer, Dojo, is used to train Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving system.