Elon Musk Drops Lawsuit on OpenAI for Breach of Mission

Elon Musk Drops Lawsuit on OpenAI for Breach of Mission

The most recent event is that Elon Musk has abandoned his lawsuit against OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman, alleging that they have violated the company’s original pledge to put humanity before money.

The billionaire withdrew his complaint only one day before a California judge was set to consider OpenAI’s move for dismissal. Musk had claimed that the business had broken its original agreement to function as a non-profit dedicated to creating artificial intelligence for the sake of humanity and had instead become a “de facto subsidiary” of Microsoft Corp.

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OpenAI versus Elon Musk

The dispute between Musk and OpenAI was publicized long before the court case. Musk was one of the startup’s original backers and co-founders, although he eventually broke off his relationship with it.

Musk’s assertions were refuted by OpenAI, which stated that he had previously pushed the business to seek significant investment and backed its move to a for-profit organization. As Musk has claimed, OpenAI denied any claims that it violated a founding agreement or promised to make its technology open-source.

As a direct rival of OpenAI, Musk established his own AI company, xAI, last year. xAI has successfully raised $6 billion in a Series B funding round, with notable investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Fidelity Management & Research Company.

According to its website, xAI’s goal is to “under” the true nature of the universe.” Inte” jestingly, the business debuted Grok, a chatbot modelled after The Hitchhiker’s” GuiHitchhiker’slaxy, last year. Befo”e its debut, Grok underwent a rigorous two-month training phase and is equipped with real-time internet knowledge.

What is Musk up to next?

Elon Musk did not explain his abrupt change of heart or the rationale behind his decision to drop the OpenAI lawsuit. However, Musk stated that he would talk about this later in a recent message on the X platform.

NEWS: Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI and Sam Altman. https://t.co/hxDrenmZzO

— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) June 11, 2024

On Monday, Musk announced that if OpenAI’s AI software were to be integrated into operating systems, he would forbid the use of Apple Inc. devices throughout his enterprises. He classified such an arrangement as potentially dangerous.

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