Twitter, with the involvement of Elon Musk, is reportedly advancing an in-house artificial intelligence project that involves developing a generative AI model trained on Twitter’s dataset.
This comes after Twitter hired two former DeepMind researchers and reportedly purchased 10,000 GPUs for AI work. The project’s purpose is unclear, but it is speculated to be used to enhance the platform’s search capabilities or rebuild its advertising business.
This development contrasts with Musk’s recent decision to advocate for a six-month pause on AI development, as he has been a vocal critic of OpenAI, the AI research organization he co-founded in 2015.
Musk reportedly stopped funding OpenAI after a power struggle with co-founder Sam Altman in 2018, and after ChatGPT was released in November, he cut OpenAI’s access to Twitter’s data. Now, it appears that Musk wants to directly compete with his former organization.