It seems that Elon Musk has founded a new artificial intelligence (AI) company called X.AI Corp., as reported by The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. The company is incorporated in Nevada and Musk is listed as the sole director, with Jared Birchall, the director of his family’s offices, as the secretary. Musk has a history with AI projects, having co-founded OpenAI almost a decade ago, but he has since become critical of the technology’s development and has advocated for its regulation. The details of Musk’s plans for X.AI Corp are unclear, but he has reportedly hired two former DeepMind researchers and purchased 10,000 GPUs for AI development at a Twitter data center. Additionally, he is said to be in talks with investors from Tesla and SpaceX to invest in his new venture.
According to sources who viewed a state filing from last month, Elon Musk’s new artificial intelligence company, X.AI Corp., is incorporated in Nevada and lists Musk as the sole director and Jared Birchall, the director of his family’s offices, as the secretary. Musk is known to have a special affinity for the letter “X,” which is reflected in the name of the company. He also recently renamed Twitter, Inc. as X Corp. The hiring of two former DeepMind researchers and the purchase of 10,000 GPUs for AI development at a Twitter data center suggest that Musk is serious about his AI efforts with X.AI Corp. However, it is unclear whether he is looking to build a ChatGPT rival or pursuing a different kind of AI model. Musk’s comments about the “danger of training AI to be woke” and his desire to create AI models that are “truth-seeking” suggest that he may have a specific vision in mind for X.AI Corp’s technology. More information will likely be revealed as the company’s plans become clearer.