Breaking: Elon Musk sues OpenAI over ‘betrayal’ of mission

Breaking: Elon Musk sues OpenAI over ‘betrayal’ of mission: Elon Musk has filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company he assisted in creating in 2015, alleging that its executives have “betrayed” the company’s original goals.

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In filings submitted late on Thursday to a San Francisco court, the tycoon—who departed OpenAI in 2018—argued that the company was always meant to be a non-profit.

However, citing contractual violations, he claimed that subsequent boardroom adjustments meant OpenAI was now essentially a division of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company.

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Musk has frequently claimed that Microsoft controls OpenAI, a claim that both companies have refuted.

For their response to the filing, AFP has gotten in touch with both businesses.

With the official launch of its chatbot ChatGPT in late 2022, OpenAI captivated the public’s attention. ChatGPT is capable of producing passable essays and poetry and even acing examinations.

Breaking: Elon Musk sues OpenAI over ‘betrayal’ of mission

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Additionally, the company has created tools for creating images and videos that are regarded as industry leaders.

Large sums of money have been invested in AI thanks to the company’s successful products, which proponents claim have the potential to completely change human life.

Microsoft, a significant investor in OpenAI since 2019, gave the company billions more last year.

And when the board of OpenAI ousted CEO Sam Altman in November of last year, the software behemoth intervened, hiring Altman and offering to take in any employees who were upset about his dismissal.

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Initially, OpenAI was a non-profit organization whose goal was to create “artificial general intelligence” (AGI), a phrase that was used to describe a type of AI that would be significantly more intelligent than humans on all fronts.

The goal was for OpenAI to ensure that technology of this kind would not endanger human safety.

However, Musk claimed in his court action that OpenAI was moving “towards a profit-centric future with possibly calamitous implications for humanity,” stating that this fundamental tenet had been “turned on its head.”

The complaint claimed that the 2023 modifications to OpenAI were “a stark betrayal of the Founding Agreement, turning that Agreement on its head and perverting OpenAI Inc’s mission.”

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“But in actuality, OpenAI Inc. has become a de facto closed-source subsidiary of Microsoft, the biggest technology company in the world.”

Musk is requesting compensation from the court, compelling the founders of OpenAI to release their findings to the public, and prohibiting them or Microsoft from profiting from the technology.

Elon Musk has joined the chorus of detractors claiming that superintelligence would mean the end of civilization after quitting OpenAI.

In addition, he declared his intention to raise $1 billion from investors when he founded his own AI company, xAI, last year.

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