Musk Reportedly Wants to Fold Neuralink and Tesla Into One Big Weird AI Company

Musk aims to create both physical robots capable of navigating the real world and AI chatbots like ChatGPT that can interact with users. To achieve this, his startup xAI combines the captured images of the real world from Tesla’s Full Self-Driving system with text data collected from Twitter. The ultimate goal is to develop a powerful general artificial intelligence by combining all these elements. Musk envisions that these companies, including Neuralink, SpaceX, and Tesla, will eventually work together and operate independently. AI is already a critical complement to Musk’s other projects, such as the brain-computer interface company Neuralink and the products of SpaceX and Tesla.

“Realizing that he couldn’t simply remain idle, he acknowledged that he couldn’t just sit around and be inactive.” Musk asserts that he dedicated time to pondering a future that is not too far off, where intelligent machines could render humans unnecessary, a concept often referred to as “the singularity” by science fiction authors. The Twitter troll, who is known for his controversial opinions, insists that he recently had an epiphany about spending excessive amounts of time engaging in late-night Twitter activities. Musk shared his perspective on this matter during an interview with Isaacson.

“That could occur earlier than we anticipated,” Musk mentioned regarding the singularity.

Microsoft has cut ties with the company it previously invested in, OpenAI, but according to the website of xAI, its goal is to “understand” the true nature of the universe, which Elon Musk, who has worked on AI safety at OpenAI, says is the goal of Longer ChatGPT, a competitor chatbot that aims to be “politically neutral.” The Time report notes that Musk has instructed xAI researchers to create an AI capable of generating computer code, and Igor Babuschkin, a former research engineer at Deepmind, has been recruited as top talent in the field of AI safety. Musk claims that xAI is focused on AI safety and is launching a new venture in the AI field, which reportedly led to fear.

Currently, according to Isaacson’s interview with tech journalist Kara Swisher earlier this year, Musk is regarded as the most fascinating individual. The Time article implies that Isaacson’s upcoming biography of Musk, to be published later this month, will challenge the opposing narrative that portrays Musk as an inept, occasionally prejudiced billionaire. Instead, Isaacson’s book will treat the South African billionaire with the same level of importance and significance as he did with previous subjects like Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Leonardo Da Vinci, who are all known for their misunderstood and eccentric genius.

After obtaining the website, Musk acknowledged that he only truly recognized the significance of Twitter’s data for AI. Musk’s detractors criticized his $44 billion purchase of Twitter last year, which he himself attempted to evade, as a financial failure, resulting in him earning the unglamorous Guinness World Record for the largest personal fortune loss in history. However, concealed within all of that messy situation, Isaacson points out that there is actually a treasure trove of Twitter user data that has the potential to serve as the fuel for training a powerful AI system. Isaacson refers to Twitter’s collection of over a trillion tweets as “the collective intelligence of humanity,” which could provide Musk with a competitive edge against the extensive datasets already possessed by rivals such as OpenAI and Google.

“It was an additional advantage, actually, that I recognized only after the acquisition,” Musk stated.

Perhaps. It is possible that last year, Musk revealed a monstrous and massive robot that could potentially become a reality. Unlike other robots, this hulking monstrosity utilized artificial intelligence for physical tasks. In some theoretical fever dream of Musk’s, this robot could potentially interact with the world and even showcase Tesla’s vehicles. Unlike the text-based data on Twitter, this image captures the actual image of the vehicles. Time estimates that this billion-frame-per-day camera system is similar to the Full-Self Driving and semi-autonomous Autopilot systems in Tesla’s vehicles. However, according to Hydra, this is just one aspect of AI-Husk’s head on Twitter.

Isaacson states, “machines could use both teaching approaches, capability processing, and datasets to answer natural language questions and navigate in physical space: both Twitter and Tesla could provide the necessary resources.”

Gizmodo’s requests for comment were not immediately responded to by Twitter and Tesla. Musk could not be contacted for comment.