Elon Musk reportedly informed Fox anchor Tucker Carlson on April 17 that he is creating a competitor to ChatGPT titled “TruthGPT,” an expansive language model (LLM) that Musk claims will be educated to uncover the secrets of the cosmos.
Elon Musk says:
“I’m going to start something which I call TruthGPT, or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe.”
This AI, according to Musk, will also combat the “left-wing” inclination present in the field. He informed Carlson that ChatGPT is this truth-seeking Artificial Intelligence.
Elon went on to say:
“Is programmed by left-wing experts, which train the chatbots to lie.”
“The deeper problem is not simply that it will become autonomous and turn us all into slaves, but that it will control our understanding of reality and do it in a really dishonest way,” adding that “it could be programmed to lie to us for political effect.”
Musk’s entrance into the competitive LLM market, which he indicated with his acquisition of an estimated 10,000 GPUs, has prompted worries among the public. This was shortly after he signed a petition to pause research in this area and consider potential safety issues.
Elon Musk adds to say:
“I think this might be the best path to safety in the sense that an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe.”
ChatGPT-4 has shown its proficiency in blockchain applications through a series of token trades on March 17. In response to the question of how to distribute $100 between certain coins or tokens, the chatbot responded by allocating $50 for Bitcoin (BTC), $25 for Ether (ETH), $15 for Cosmos’ ATOM (ATOM), and finally $10 towards nonfungible tokens and other Web3 projects.
As the news of FTX’s reboot, Ethereum’s fork going live, and OpenAI continues to unfold, Bitcoin appears to be acting as a haven amidst the financial instability brought about by Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failures. Moreover, its dominance is growing closer to 50%, leading some analysts to forecast that Bitcoin could reach $100k.
As with any new technology, it will be important to consider the ethical implications of TruthGPT and ensure that it is used responsibly and transparently. Nevertheless, the launch of this platform is an exciting development and could have far-reaching implications for how we consume and share information online.