What is TruthGPT? – Elon Musk’s ChatGPT rival

What is TruthGPT? – Elon Musk’s ChatGPT rival
Amaar Chowdhury Updated on by

Following on from a cryptic interview, many are wondering what TruthGPT is. Elon Musk’s upcoming truth-seeking AI has its crosshairs aimed at OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and the whole of the artificial intelligence industry too, it seems.

While a TruthGPT release date hasn’t yet been announced, there’s still enough information out there surrounding the upcoming AI for us to figure out exactly what it will do. Much of this comes from an interview between the Tesla founder and Fox News. Here’s exactly what the social media mogul has gone ahead and said:

“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. 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.”

The development of AI is paired with a narrative of dystopian fear and concern – mixed responses have hit the internet already. Following on from the open letter calling to pause giant AI experiments, Musk’s voiced his ideas for an intelligence which, despite it’s huge scale and usability, doesn’t harm or contribute to the harm of humans. So what exactly could TruthGPT do?

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What is TruthGPT?

TruthGPT is a “maximum truth-seeking AI” with the intentions of deciphering the “nature of the universe.” It seems as though this AI will have its purpose fixed on the large scale, compared to others such as ChatGPT and Midjourney which have more commercial uses.

However, at first, TruthGPT gives off the impression that it’s going to be used as a platform to differentiate misinformation from truth. Following on from Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the social media platform’s structure was changed to encourage free speech and unchecked information sharing. This included the implementation of Twitter Blue Checks as a paid-service, rather than requiring verification. Despite the slightly confusing business direction, Musk’s ethos is apparently one focused on denouncing censorship. Could TruthGPT be another extension of this?

It’s possible that TruthGPT could be implemented on Twitter via an API to better differentiate online lies and rumours from fact. In fact, it doesn’t have to stop there: it could eventually be implemented across other social medias, websites, and platforms.

TruthGPT was first mentioned by Elon Musk in February in a tweet calling for its necessity. Since then, not much was said, though his recent interview developed on the concept in much more depth.

Is TruthGPT a cryptocurrency?

Disclaimer: Nothing published by Videogamer should be interpreted as financial advice.

TruthGPT is not a cryptocurrency, despite a community-deployed token having the same name. Not long after Musk first uttered the words TruthGPT in February, his followers launched a custom Crypto token on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). This cryptocurrency is not in any way affiliated with Elon Musk, and the following graph shows how it grew massively, before dropping off entirely. This is known as a pump and dump.

Credit: CoinMarketCap

Will TruthGPT be anything like ChatGPT?

TruthGPT has so far been marketed to us as a rival to ChatGPT. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be similar in function. ChatGPT is a chatbot based on the GPT language models. It seems as though TruthGPT is going to have a different purpose. Perhaps the function of deciphering existence and existential reasoning will give the service a slightly different usage.

Musk’s interview was cryptic and vague. There’s not an obvious link between deciphering human existence, internet based ‘truth-seeking’ and rivalling ChatGPT, but it seems as though the internet celebrity is going to seek out a way to package it into a marketable product anyway.

We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the latest on TruthGPT, so make sure to check back in with us frequently.

Frequently Asked Questions

When a new platform or service is launched or announced, there’s expectedly a lot of questions to be asked surrounding it. We hope to answer every qualm or concern you might have, so let’s get right into it.

Is TruthGPT going to be free?

It’s not been confirmed yet if TruthGPT will be a free service or not. We’re going to predict that it will be free at first, only to then have a paid plan implemented shortly after.

Will TruthGPT be different to ChatGPT?

TruthGPT will likely be different to ChatGPT. The former’s purpose seems to be philosophy and data analysis, while the latter seems to have more creative and commercial uses.

Is TruthGPT owned by OpenAI?

TruthGPT is not owned by OpenAI. It sounds like it due to the GPT, however this is an industry wide acronym for generative pre-trained transformer.