Elon Musk Sues Sam Altman For Violating OpenAI's Original Goals

Late last night Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against Sam Altman and Gregory Brockman who are the founders of OpenAI according to CourthouseNews. In the document filed, Musk claimed that both defendants violated the original goal of OpenAI, which was to be a non-profit artificial general intelligence (AGI) company that is for the benefit of humanity.

This deviation from the original idea has not been helped with OpenAI being seen to now help Microsoft profit together for the sake of the company rather than for the universal good of humanity. The ChatGPT model is used by Microsoft on their Copilot product with a monthly subscription.

Musk added that GPT-4 is no longer an open source AI model like previous models. This Musk claims violates the Founder's Agreement document signed by Altman, Brockman, Musk, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, and Peter Thiel when OpenAI was founded in 2015.

In its early stages, Musk was the largest investor into OpenAI. He however resigned from the board of directors in 2018 due to a conflict with Altman. After no longer with OpenAI, Musk developed the company xAI with Grok's first chatbot usable on X with it being trained using X/Twitter user data.

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