Remember When Elon Musk Called For A Pause On AI Development? Surprise! He Was Lying!

It wasn’t that long ago that Elon Musk signed a petition calling for a pause on AI development. But to nobody’s surprise, Elon was lying the entire time as now he’s launching a generative AI project at Twitter:

Despite recently calling for a six-month pause in the development of powerful AI models, Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently purchased roughly 10,000 GPUs for a generative AI project within Twitter, reports Business Insider, citing people familiar with the company. The exact nature of the project, however, is still a mystery.

GPUs, or graphics processing units, are purpose-built chips originally designed for computer graphics, but their massively parallel designs make them ideal for doing generative AI processing as well. Training (creating) a new AI model usually requires a large amount of computing power, including many GPUs, which means that Musk’s acquisition could represent a significant commitment toward developing a deep-learning AI model within Twitter.

So what that mean besides Elon being a liar? I think it’s a safe bet that he’s going to use any data that exists on Twitter to train this model. And I’m not talking about just free users data. I suspect that he will be using data from any Twitter user. Even the few who paid him $8 a month. Pretty epic scumbag level stuff from Elon. You have to wonder if any governments such as the European Union will want to ask Elon any questions about this. If they do, I can’t see this ending well for Elon.

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