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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

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.

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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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