Elon Musk has created a new company called X.AI for artificial intelligence. The company was incorporated in Nevada last month and Musk is the director. Jared Birchall, the director of Musk’s family office, is listed as the secretary. Rumors have been circulating for days about Musk starting an AI company. Musk purchased thousands of graphic processing units(GPUs) for an upcoming generative AI product. He reportedly sought funding from SpaceX and Tesla investors to get the company started.
During a Twitter Spaces interview, Musk didn’t mention plans to build an AI company when asked about the GPUs he purchased. The name X.AI matches the branding of Musk’s X Corp. name on Twitter. Musk has been openly opposed to OpenAI, an AI organization he co-founded in 2015 but walked away from in 2018. He recently signed a letter calling for a pause on “giant AI experiments.” OpenAI is responsible for technology like ChatGPT and GPT-4, which Microsoft and Google are integrating into their products.