Elon Musk's AI company 'xAI' raises approximately 940 billion yen to recruit talent for AGI development, and also reveals plans to deploy 100,000 H100 units

Elon Musk's AI company xAI has announced that it has raised $6 billion in funding. At the same time, xAI is looking for talent to develop artificial general intelligence (AGI).

Series B funding round

Musk Plans xAI Supercomputer, Dubbed 'Gigafactory of Compute' — The Information

xAI is developing a generative AI called 'Grok,' and an AI chat function using Grok is available on X (formerly Twitter). In addition, xAI open-sourced Grok in March 2024 and announced the multimodal AI 'Grok-1.5' with performance comparable to 'GPT-4V' and 'Gemini Pro 1.5' in April 2024, rapidly advancing research and development of AI.

Elon Musk's AI company announces 'Grok-1.5', a multimodal AI that can understand images, with performance comparable to 'GPT-4V' and 'Gemini Pro 1.5' - GIGAZINE

xAI recently announced that it has raised $6 billion in funding. xAI's main investors include Valor Equity Partners, Vy Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Management & Research Company, and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Kingdom Holding.

When announcing the funding, xAI said it would 'announce multiple technology updates and products soon.' According to The Information, Musk told investors that the company plans to deploy 100,000 NVIDIA AI processors, the H100, by 2025.

In addition, Igor Babuschkin, an AI researcher affiliated with xAI, said, 'If you want to build AGI and know the truth of the universe, work at xAI,' emphasizing that the purpose of xAI is to build AGI.

Musk also quoted Babuschkin's post, saying, 'If you believe in our philosophy of 'understanding the truth of the universe by pursuing the truth to the fullest extent without succumbing to political correctness,' then come work at xAI.'

Yann LeCun, an AI researcher known for inventing convolutional neural networks, has criticized Musk's attitude, pointing out that to work at xAI, you need to be able to tolerate a boss who spreads rumors about the problems he's working on, says he can solve them by next year, tells him to stop or pause what he's working on because it will kill a lot of people , and spreads conspiracy theories on his own social platforms while claiming to 'pursue the truth to the fullest extent.'

in Software, Posted by log1o_hf