2023-09-09 - Musk is rumored to merge Tesla and Neuralink, is the ultimate goal AGI? -



Fueled by Twitter and Tesla

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,Original title: "Musk Exposed to Merge Tesla and Neuralink, Goal is AGI, as Depicted in <The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy>", Header image from: Visual China

Musk plans to integrate Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and others to create general artificial intelligence. He has acquired Twitter and Tesla to train AI models using their data. Musk's ultimate goal is to understand the true nature of the universe.

• Musk acquired Twitter and Tesla to train AI models using their data.

• Musk's ultimate goal is to understand the true nature of the universe.

• Musk plans to integrate Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and others to create general artificial intelligence.

Is Musk integrating Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and xAI together?

Foreign media revealed that behind Musk's seemingly unstable and contradictory behavior in the past six months, there is a real plan:

To create a general artificial intelligence similar to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".


The news comes from the latest cover story of "Time" magazine:


The article was written by Walter Isaacson, a well-known journalist and biographer for "Time". Isaacson previously stated in an interview:

Musk is the most interesting person today.

So, back to the topic, what resources does Musk have to create a general artificial intelligence? What is his ultimate goal?

==Fueled by Twitter and Tesla==

==The fuel of artificial intelligence is data.==

As we all know, Musk acquired Twitter for $4.4 billion last year, which was mocked by many as "a huge financial failure" and "creating a Guinness World Record for personal wealth loss" at the time.

But Isaacson pointed out, "There is an invisible asset among them—the information flow of Twitter."

Twitter has a corpus of over one trillion tweets, with an additional 500 million tweets added daily. This is the "collective thinking of humanity," encompassing the latest real human conversations, news, interests, trends, debates, and slang in the world.

In addition, it is also a training ground for testing chatbots.

Initially, Musk didn't think much about it. He said:

Actually, this is a side benefit that I realized after the purchase.

So initially, Twitter didn't pay much attention to other companies using this data flow. It wasn't until January of this year that Musk started exploring ways to monetize it.

He saw it as an opportunity to monetize platform data and a way to restrict Google and Microsoft from using this data to improve their models.

Including Musk's decision in July to temporarily limit the number of tweets users can see each day, which also sparked controversy. But his goal was actually to prevent Google and Microsoft from scraping tweet data from the platform.

Recently, Twitter updated its privacy policy, explicitly stating that Musk wants to use Twitter data to train models:

We may use the information we collect, as well as publicly available information, to help train our machine learning or artificial intelligence models for the purposes described in this policy.


Twitter is just one aspect of Musk's AI-Hydra. Musk's second database comes from Tesla.

"Time" pointed out that Tesla's semi-autonomous and fully autonomous driving assistance systems absorb about 160 billion camera image frames per day.

Unlike Twitter's textual data, Tesla's image captures the interaction between vehicles and the world, which can help create physical robots.

There have also been previous reports of Musk's humanoid robots and Tesla's FSD algorithm integration:


Image from: Neuralink

And these are just two companies. In addition to them, Musk also owns SpaceX and its Starlink division, Boring Co., Neuralink, and xAI.

But integrating these resources to create general artificial intelligence is just a current plan. Musk's ultimate long-term goal is to -

"Understand the true nature of the universe"

As early as 2012, Musk had already made arrangements in the field of AI.

In a conversation with Demis Hassabis, co-founder of DeepMind, Musk explained why he was building rockets to go to Mars, because it could be a way to preserve human consciousness in the event of a world war, asteroid impact, or civilization collapse.

At that time, Hassabis told him to add another potential threat to the list: artificial intelligence.

Machines can become superintelligent, surpassing us mortals, and may even decide to dispose of us.

Musk believed that this concern about AI was not unfounded and subsequently invested $5 million in DeepMind as a way to monitor what they were doing.

Afterwards, Musk became more focused on the issue of AI safety, but those around him were dismissive of it, including Google co-founder Larry Page.

So when he heard that Google was acquiring DeepMind, Musk was the first to refuse and tried to raise funds to stop the deal. In a conversation with Hassabis, he said:

The future of artificial intelligence should not be controlled by Larry.

However, he was unable to stop the deal, and Musk subsequently turned to Sam Altman and co-founded OpenAI in an attempt to challenge Google's position in the field.

He believed that another way to ensure AI safety is to closely link robots with humans. They should be extensions of personal will, rather than systems that may develop their own goals and intentions in a rogue manner.

So he tried to persuade Altman to integrate OpenAI into Tesla, but OpenAI rejected the idea, and Musk broke ties with OpenAI in 2018.

The following are the series of achievements that Musk continues to make in competition, including the brain-machine interface company Neuralink, the robot Optimus Prime, the supercomputer Dojo, and the promotion of Tesla's autonomous driving.

In a recent interview with Walter Isaacson, Musk expressed his long-term expectations:

(One day AI will be) an AI that seeks ultimate truth. It will care about understanding the universe, which will lead it to want to protect humanity because we are an interesting part of the universe.

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