The first indication Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk might be taking on a new project to develop a ‘non-woke’ alternative to OpenAI’s ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot was his recent reply to the chatbot’s founder Sam Altman.
Can you turn off the woke settings for GPT and offer that version as an option for users please?
— Andy (@andy0___) December 16, 2022
Another hint occurred last week. Musk commented on a video featuring long-time associate David Sachs who criticized ChatGPT’s woke “security layer.”
“There is mounting evidence OpenAI’s safety layer is very biased… If you thought trust and safety were bad under Vijaya or Yoel, wait until the AI does it,” said Sacks, regarding a content censoring program run by former Twitter General Counsel and Head of Legal Vijaya Gadde and former Twitter Head of Trust & Safety Yoel Roth.
Musk commented on Sacks’ video, calling it and the thread “very important.”
#1 David Sacks breaks down how the safety layer of 'ChatGPT is a Democrat':
"There is mounting evidence OpenAI's safety layer is very biased… If you thought trust and safety were bad under Vijaya or Yoel, wait until the AI does it."https://t.co/X63j1DmJdu@DavidSacks @amuse pic.twitter.com/yyzLb19NLy
— kanekoa.substack.com (@KanekoaTheGreat) February 20, 2023
The saying goes, ‘go woke, go broke,’ and perhaps that’s why Musk is allegedly assembling a team of AI experts to develop an alternative to ChatGPT, The Information reported.
The world’s richest man approached Igor Babuschkin, an AI researcher who previously worked at Alphabet, about opening a research lab.
Musk, who co-founded OpenAI as an early investor in 2015, left the company in 2019 — has voiced dissatisfaction with its direction.
Elon Musk says that A.I. is ‘one of the biggest risks’ to civilization and needs to be regulated
He co-founded OpenAI
— Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) February 15, 2023