Recently, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and Twitter, as of October 2022, led to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) due to societal concerns.
However, it seems that Musk is still pursuing his own plans for developing an AI infrastructure, as he appears to be moving forward with an AI project on Twitter. According to anonymous sources, Musk purchased approximately 10,000 graphics processing units (GPUs) for the project, which is likely to be used for large-scale AI models that require substantial computational power.
The project is said to be in its early stages, but Musk’s purchase of a significant quantity of GPUs indicates his commitment to it. While the definite role of generative AI on Twitter remains unclear, the company recently hired Igor Babuschkin and Manuel Kroiss, two engineers with extensive experience in AI from DeepMind, Google’s research subsidiary.
These developments emerged just weeks after Musk signed an open letter with thousands of other tech researchers calling for a temporary halt to AI development due to the risks to humanity. In 2017, Musk warned regulators that AI research should be regulated before it becomes too late.