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Latest news on xAI, a new artificial intelligence company launched by Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter. The company was announced on July 12, 2023, with the goal of "understanding reality" and the "true nature of the universe".
xAI is composed of a team of 11 researchers who have previously worked at leading AI firms such as Google, OpenAI, DeepMind, and Microsoft Research. The team has contributed to some of the most widely used methods and breakthroughs in the field, such as AlphaStar, AlphaCode, Inception, Minerva, GPT-3.5, and GPT-4.
xAI is advised by Dan Hendrycks, the director of the Center for AI Safety, which is a research group that studies the potential risks and benefits of AI for humanity. Hendrycks has warned that AI could pose a "risk of extinction" to humanity on the scale of nuclear war or pandemics if not aligned with human values and interests.
xAI is seen as Musk's alternative to OpenAI's ChatGPT, a popular AI chatbot that can generate realistic text and dialogue based on a given prompt. Musk has criticized ChatGPT for having a liberal bias and for being potentially dangerous if misused or abused. He has also expressed his desire to create a "maximum truth-seeking AI" that would try to understand the nature of the universe and humanity.