Elon Musk’s Grand xAI Plans

Elon Musk is again within the information once more. (Actually, does he ever depart the information?) Final week, Musk introduced a brand new synthetic intelligence enterprise known as xAI. The timing of the launch is odd contemplating Musk nonetheless runs Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, Boring Firm, and Twitter. Twitter particularly is inflicting him complications, with each its sagging enterprise and elevated competitors from rivals like Meta’s Threads. All of those developments are taking place within the shadow of what looks like a lazy subplot on a foul sitcom—a proposed combined martial arts cage match between Musk and his rival, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

This week, we speak with WIRED editor at giant Steven Levy concerning the launch of xAI and its acknowledged aim of “understanding the true nature of the universe.” We additionally focus on the locations generative synthetic intelligence has but to enterprise, and the methods wherein xAI might make an influence within the discipline of deep studying. And naturally, we discuss that cage match. Yech.

Present Notes

Learn Steven’s Plaintext publication, wherein he urges Mark Zuckerberg to not take the bait. Will Knight outlines xAI’s greatest challenges. Amanda Hoover writes about Threads’ risk to Twitter’s area. Paresh Dave offers an replace on AI regulation in Europe and the US. Learn all of our generative AI protection.


Steven recommends Oppenheimer. So does Lauren. (We focus on it with out spoiling it.) Mike recommends pretzel buns, as a result of it’s not summer time with out them.

Steven Levy could be discovered on Twitter @StevenLevy. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Photo voltaic Keys.

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