Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, owner of the social network X (Twitter), and one of the richest people in the world (Forbes estimates his fortune at $193.8 billion), believes that the capabilities of new artificial intelligence (AI) models will surpass human capabilities by the end of 2025, according to the Financial Times.

“My guess is that we’ll have AI that is smarter than any one human probably around the end of next year,” Musk stated. Within the next five years, AI will likely surpass the capabilities of all humans combined, the entrepreneur predicted.

Previously, Musk had predicted the emergence by 2029 of AGI — “general artificial intelligence,” which, according to Sam Altman, the founder of the company OpenAI — the developer of the chatbot ChatGPT, “will replace the average person.” Demis Hassabis, co-founder and head of Google DeepMind, in turn, predicted that AGI could be created by the 2030s.

Musk’s company xAI developed the chatbot Grok. This AI model is patterned after a character from the novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and was introduced by the company last November. The businessman explained that the AI writes texts that include sarcasm and humor, and it gathers information in real-time from the social network X. Recently, the billionaire announced that xAI is training a second version of Grok, which, as the company assures, should surpass GPT-4.