Ironically, Elon Musk, a pathological liar, claims in a recent Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson, also a pathological liar, to be working on an AI called "TruthGPT", which he describes as "maximum truth-seeking".
The irony of the story: Just three weeks ago, Musk joined an initiative that had publicly called for the development of OpenAI on "ChatGPT 5" to be paused for at least half a year.
Maybe it is more likely that Musk realized that the AI train was already moving at full speed while he was still standing at the station looking at his watch? After all, years ago he himself invested in OpenAI, the company behind the mega bot “ChatGPT”. Must be a pain to see them skyrocket through the roof while his own rocket launch was scrubbed yesterday.
In the interview, Musk describes other forms of AI as the greatest threat to humanity that could potentially wipe out our civilization while selling "TruthGPT" as god's gift.
"An AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe." - Elon Musk
Musk compared AI's hypocritical denial to destroy all of humanity to the way humans deal with chimpanzees: "We recognize humanity could decide to hunt down all the chimpanzees and kill them," Musk said. "We're actually glad that they exist, and we aspire to protect their habitats." - quite ironic, by the way, considering how Musk's company Neuralink treats its animals during tests.
The naming is also pretty remarkable: "TruthGPT" is very reminiscent of "Truth Social", Trump's mendacious social network, which Musk himself called the "Rightwing Echo Chamber" just a few weeks ago - but probably only out of offended pride, because Trump has preferred his own platform over a return to Twitter.
There is uncertainty regarding the current status of Musk's "TruthGPT" and whether it exists at all. Musk has a track record of making unsupported claims, so launching "TruthGPT" with a falsehood would be ironic but not surprising.