Understand the Universe

Announcing xAI
July 12th 2023

Today we announce the formation of xAI.

The goal of xAI is to understand the true nature of the universe.
We will share more information over the next couple of weeks and months.


Our team is led by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. We have previously worked at DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Research, Microsoft Research, Tesla, and the University of Toronto. Collectively we contributed some of the most widely used methods in the field, in particular the Adam optimizer, Batch Normalization, Layer Normalization, and the discovery of adversarial examples. We further introduced innovative techniques and analyses such as Transformer-XL, Autoformalization, the Memorizing Transformer, Batch Size Scaling, and μTransfer. We have worked on and led the development of some of the largest breakthroughs in the field including AlphaStar, AlphaCode, Inception, Minerva, GPT-3.5, and GPT-4.


Our team is advised by Dan Hendrycks who currently serves as the director of the Center for AI Safety.

Relation to X Corp

We are a separate company from X Corp, but will work closely with X (Twitter), Tesla, and other companies to make progress towards our mission.

Join Us

We are actively recruiting experienced engineers and researchers to join our team as members of our technical staff in the Bay Area. Please fill out this form to apply.