Elon Musk Sues OpenAI

Elon Musk, the owner of X (Twitter) has filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research organization he co-founded with Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, alleging they breached their founding agreement.

Filing the suit in a San Francisco court, he claims they have: Shifted away from their non-profit mission of developing AI for humanity’s benefit, become profit-driven, particularly through collaboration with Microsoft and commercialized their Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) research, violating their commitment to open-source technology.

Mr Musk argues this contradicts his initial donations and the agreement to make AI technology publicly available. He specifically focuses on: OpenAI allegedly becoming a closed-source Microsoft subsidiary and the development and licensing of GPT-4, which he considers true AGI.

The lawsuit seeks to: Force OpenAI to return to its non-profit mission, prevent them from monetizing technologies developed as a non-profit and have courts recognize GPT-4 as AGI and possibly reclaim his donations if OpenAI is deemed for-profit.

This case highlights concerns about OpenAI’s shift and the ethical implications of developing and deploying advanced AI, especially when transitioning from non-profit to for-profit models.


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