According to Business Insider: Elon Musk said “the reason OpenAI exists” is because of a disagreement with Larry Page.
Musk told Tucker Carlson that the two tech billionaires disagree on AI security and regulation, and we can thank the disagreement between Elon Musk and Larry Page for the current AI arms race.
Musk told Tucker Carlson, “The reason OpenAI exists is because Larry Page and I used to be close friends and I used to stay at his house in Palo Alto, and I’d stay up late at night talking to him about AI security.”
told TOI in a two-part interview that aired on Monday. “And my impression at least was that Larry was not taking AI security seriously.”
Elon Musk said: “He wanted a digital superintendent as soon as possible, basically a digital god.”
According to Musk, Google’s approach to AI has “a lot of potential for good, but also potential for bad.”
Elon Musk said he disagrees with Page about how to protect humans and ensure we are not overtaken by super-intelligent AI. “Then they called me an expert,” Musk said, referring to a term that means evaluating one type of life form — like humans — over another, like animals or, in theory, superintendent AI. , “So I was like, ‘Okay, that’s it, yeah, I’m an expert, you got me,'” adding that the jab was “the last straw.”
At the time, around 2014, Google owned DeepMind as well as “about three-quarters of all the AI talent in the world,” Musk said, as well as “huge amounts of money and more computers than anyone else.”
His new personal disagreements with Page became a catalyst for the rivalry to arise.
Musk told Carlson, “I thought, the furthest thing from Google would be like a non-profit that’s completely open because Google was closed, for-profit.” “So the ‘open’ in OpenAI refers to open source, transparency so people know what’s going on.”
Elon Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, but left its board three years later and has since become an outspoken critic of the company.
Tesla’s CEO also said in the interview that he plans to create an AI he calls TruthGPT, which he describes as “a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe”.
Representatives for Elon Musk and Google did not immediately respond to SpaceX Kings’ request for comment.