X owner Elon Musk is raising the alarm about Bill Gates’ disturbing plans for artificial intelligence (AI).
According to Musk, Gates and his company Microsoft are developing a sophisticated AI that will control “every facet” of human life.
A new Microsoft AI chip called “Maia” is set to be the cornerstone of the company’s budding AI infrastructure.
Maia, we are told, will use artificial generalized intelligence (AGI) to take control of all aspects of society on a global level..
AGI differs from the isolated AI applications many people now know about in that it supposedly represents actual “intelligence” minus human inputs, i.e., ChatGPT.
Experts are likening the technology to Skynet – the computer system that controls the machines in the Terminator movies.
“ChatGPT and MidJourney AI are cool, novel applications, but they only function within a specific domain – an AGI is more like the science fiction computers we have seen in the Terminator franchise,” explains Wlt Report.
Billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates’ ties to Microsoft are a cause for concern for many, including Musk.
Musk is warning that Microsoft’s Maia AI platform will be used to strip more freedom from the people and hand over control to Gates and his allies.
“Yikes!” is what Musk wrote in a tweet highlighting the $50 billion a year that Microsoft spends annually on data centers to support Maia and other similar types of projects.
“Microsoft has reimagined our infrastructure with an end-to-end systems approach to meet our customer’s unique AI and cloud needs,” stated Scott Guthrie, Vice President of the Cloud and AI Group at Microsoft, about the project.
“With the launch of our new AI Accelerator, Azure Maia, and cloud-native CPU, Azure Cobalt, alongside our continued partnerships with silicon providers, we can now provide even more choice and performance.”
The two custom-designed chips and integrated systems that Microsoft Ignite has developed – the Microsoft Azure Maia AI Accelerator, optimized for AI tasks and generative AI; and the Microsoft Azure Cobalt CPU, an Arm-based processor designed to run general-purpose compute workloads on the Microsoft Cloud – represent the future of Microsoft, according to a recent announcement.
“The chips represent a last puzzle piece for Microsoft to deliver infrastructure systems – which include everything from silicon choices, software, and servers to racks and cooling systems – that have been designed from top to bottom and can be optimized with internal and customer workloads in mind,” the company says.
“The chips will start to roll out early next year to Microsoft’s data centers, initially powering the company’s services such as Microsoft Copilot or Azure OpenAI Service.”
Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella says his company’s partnership with OpenAI is a big part of its “product roadmap.”
Nadella notes that the division’s new leadership, headed by Emmett Shear, as well as newly hired Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, will help to make Microsoft’s AI future a success.
Some fear that Gates is planning to, not only control the public, but also reduce population numbers around the world.
“How much did Bill (Gates) have to put on the table to keep his world domination and depopulation dreams via AI alive?” asked renowned Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in a skeptical tweet.
“My wife has a niece that works for Microsoft,” a commenter on a story about all this added to the conversation.
“She says that all of their office perks (drinks, snacks, lunches) have been removed, and unnecessary expenses including all but necessary executive travel has been curtailed.
“She wasn’t specific on details, just that every available resource is being pumped into AI efforts at Microsoft.”