Elon Musk
Elon MuskReuters

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk revealed an interview with Fox News on Monday that he plans to start his own version of an artificial intelligence chatbot, coined "TruthGPT" which would be an alternative to ChatGPT, an AI app developed by progressive programmers that he helped initially fund.

"I'm going to start something which I call TruthGPT, or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe," Musk told Tucker Carlson in the interview. "And I think this might be the best path to safety in the sense that an AI that cares about understanding the universe is unlikely to annihilate humans because we are an interesting part of the universe."

On ChatGPT, Musk argued that the software is programmed by left-wing experts, which train the chatbots to lie.

The dangers of AI could have an even more detrimental impact than just elections, Musk warned, saying it would have a calamitous impact on the existence of humanity in its entirety if it is not managed properly.

"AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production in the sense that it it has the potential, however small one may regard that probability, but it is not trivial; it has the potential of civilizational destruction," Musk told Fox News.

Musk had tweeted over the weekend that he used his only meeting with then-President Barack Obama to warn of the dangers surrounding the software's capabilities, and called for regulation.

"I saw it happening from well before GPT-1, which is why I tried to warn the public for years," he said. "The only one on one meeting I ever had with Obama as President I used not to promote Tesla or SpaceX, but to encourage AI regulation."