Critics however called the letter a “hot mess” of “AI hype” that even misrepresented an academic paper.
Musk’s fledgling AI project at Twitter was said in the Insider report to involve training a language model to create written content.
Generative AI could also be put to work as a search or advertising tool, but it remained unclear what Musk intended its purpose to be at Twitter, the report said.
Twitter replied to a request for comment with a poop emoji, which has become its practice under Musk.
Big tech companies like Google, Meta and Microsoft have spent years working on AI systems – previously known as machine learning or big data – to help with translations, search and targeted advertising.
But late last year San Francisco firm OpenAI supercharged the interest in AI when it launched ChatGPT, a bot that can generate screeds of natural language text from a short prompt.
Musk cofounded OpenAI but left the company in 2018.
Microsoft has since announced it is investing billions of dollars in OpenAI and put its technology to work in its Bing internet search service.