Elon Musk is hiring AI engineers to many roles

Elon Musk's employment announcement follows his revelation that a group of investors will invest $6 billion in xAI research.
Elon Musk is hiring AI engineers to many roles

Elon Musk's xAI is hiring AI engineers, but that's not all. The billionaire stated on X on May 27 that his artificial intelligence business, created last year, has opportunities for a variety of professions, including AI Tutor, DevOps Engineer, and Information Security Engineer. "Join xAI if you believe in our mission of understanding the universe, which requires maximally rigorous pursuit of the truth, without regard to popularity or political correctness," Musk said in a piece on X website.

The startup is hiring in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and London. According to the company's website, while it prefers employees to work in person, it does offer remote work options to exceptional candidates. Musk founded xAI in March 2023, claiming its objective is to "understand the true nature of the universe." According to PitchBook, a venture capital, private equity, and merger and acquisition database, xAI has 97 employees on board. As xAI looks to expand its team, the open positions include AI Engineer and Researcher — Data / Crawling, AI Engineer and Researcher — Multimodal, AI Engineer and Researcher — Post-training, AI Engineer and Researcher — Pre-training, AI Tutor, AI Tutor Project Lead, DevOps Engineer — Infrastructure, Forward Deployed AI Engineer, Frontend Engineer & UI/UX Designer, Information Security Engineer, Product AI Engineer, Product Backend Engineer, Product Data Engineer, Product Designer

Musk announced the hire after revealing that a group of investors will contribute $6 billion to the development of xAI. On May 26, the business announced on its website that the Series B money would be utilized to launch xAI's initial products and accelerate research. Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Management & Research, Valor Equity Partners, Vy Capital, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, and Kingdom Holding are among the newest round's investors. Musk said on X that before the deal, xAI was valued at $18 billion.Musk's company should benefit from the cash as it competes with Microsoft and Open AI in the battle to build artificial intelligence. This also comes shortly after OpenAI introduced their new AI model GPT-4o, short for "omni," which will power the chatbot and will be available to all users, including those using the free version.

Meanwhile, Google revealed extended AI Overviews with improved planning and research capabilities, as well as AI-organised search results. The new capabilities are powered by Google's unique Gemini model, which aims to streamline consumers' search experiences.