Elon Musk is embarking on his personal synthetic intelligence (AI) venture inside Twitter, Enterprise Insider reported on Tuesday.

With a lot consideration at present lavished upon generative-AI instruments similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard chatbots, it’s maybe little marvel that Musk — a person who seems to like expertise and a focus in equal measure — desires a bit of the motion.

Musk’s reported choice to launch into AI comes simply over every week after he signed a letter together with 1,000 AI consultants calling for a pause on AI improvement till the potential dangers of the expertise have been correctly assessed. However his obvious transfer towards establishing his personal AI venture has left some questioning if signing the letter was additionally a means for him to sluggish improvement so he may extra simply play catch-up.

To energy the reported venture, Musk, who acquired Twitter in October in a deal price $44 billion, has already purchased round 10,000 graphics processing models (GPUs) at an estimated value of tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, two folks with data of the matter instructed Insider.

The venture is claimed to be at an early stage, although one individual claiming to have data of Musk’s plan stated that purchasing a lot computational energy within the type of quite a few GPUs is a sign of his dedication see it by way of.

Additional proof of Musk’s curiosity in AI comes within the type of two latest hires: Igor Babuschkin and Manuel Kroiss from Alphabet’s AI-research subsidiary, DeepMind.

In fact, it’s not as if Musk is new to AI. In spite of everything, he co-founded OpenAI — the corporate behind ChatGPT — in 2015, earlier than strolling away from the enterprise a few years later.

Musk’s present AI ambitions aren’t at present clear. He might need to use the expertise for one thing so simple as bettering Twitter’s search operate, however understanding his formidable and aggressive nature, the billionaire entrepreneur is also eyeing one thing alongside the strains of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s much-praised generative-AI chatbot that’s able to conversing in a human-like means and even creating pc code.

The expertise seems to be so promising that many observers consider extra superior variations will help and even substitute lots of of hundreds of thousands of white-collar jobs within the coming years.

With Musk already having laid off greater than half of Twitter’s workforce as a part of cost-cutting measures, maybe he’s hoping AI will deal with the remaining roles.

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