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Elon Musk ramps up A.I. efforts, even as he warns of dangers

By Cade Metz, Ryan Mac and Kate Conger

27 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Elon Musk was an early investor in OpenAI as well as DeepMind, but now he wants to form his own A.I. company and he's started recruiting an A-team. The NYT chronicles Musk's A.I. journey so far.

In December, Elon Musk became angry about the development of artificial intelligence and put his foot down.

He had learned of a relationship between OpenAI, the startup behind the popular chatbot ChatGPT, and Twitter, which he had bought in October for $44 billion. OpenAI was licensing Twitter’s data — a feed of every tweet — for about $2 million a year to help build ChatGPT, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Musk believed the AI startup wasn’t paying Twitter enough, they said.

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