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Elon Musk forms new AI company, with researchers from Google, OpenAI

By Gerrit De Vynck

12 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Elon Musk has officially announced his new artificial intelligence (AI) company, xAI, which aims to compete with AI leaders such as OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google. The company is separate from Musk's other ventures, including Twitter, SpaceX, and Tesla, but will work closely with them.

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter owner Elon Musk formally announced his new artificial intelligence company, xAI, on a new website Wednesday, officially marking his bid to compete with AI leaders such as OpenAI, Microsoft and Google in the race to build computers that might take over more tasks from humans.

Musk has talked about xAI for months, and he registered a new company with that name in Nevada in March. On Wednesday, he unveiled a team of 11 employees, drawn from OpenAI, Google and the University of Toronto, a center of academic AI research. The company is separate from Twitter and Musk's other companies, SpaceX and Tesla, but would work closely with them, according to the site.

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