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Elon Musk Drops Lawsuit Targeting OpenAI And Sam Altman

By Eric George


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We wake up to the news that Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI. What are the possible reasons? Did they resolve the dispute? Was it settled by any kind of compensation?

Musk one of the prominent figures who helped to found OpenAI had also founded it as one of his board members, however, he ended up filing a lawsuit against the company. What triggered him to do that? Let us read all about that.

Why was Musk fighting against OpenAI and Sam Altman?

When you hear the news that Elon Musk has dropped the lawsuit against the AI giant and its CEO, you may wonder why he started the battle against them in the first place.

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Let us look more into that. Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against them noting that the company has started from its initial mission. Musk argued that OpenAI at the time of its founding had a mission, however, recently it has deviated from its mission.

OpenAI, when it was founded, pledged that the mission of the company was to develop and use artificial intelligence in a way that would benefit humanity.

However, Musk stated that now it seems that OpenAI, currently steered by Sam Altman, has deviated from its core mission and has started to use artificial intelligence to yield profits from corporations.

Elon Musk vs OpenAI: Why did Musk drop the lawsuit now?

Now you already know the reason why Musk was fighting against OpenAI. So, why did he drop the lawsuit now? What can be the reason? Let us look more into that.

On June 11, Tuesday, Musk moved to dismiss the lawsuit. He dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice. There was also an indication that the case had not yet reached a settlement.

The absence of a statement means that the case has not yet been resolved, this further means that he can refile the case.

Musk’s relation with OpenAI, The Backstory

It was back in 2015 that OpenAI was founded by Sam Altman and Greg Brockman. Musk helped to found the AI company and had agreed to work with them with the main aim of the firm to focus on non-profit work. Elon Musk was also a member of its board.

However, OpenAI witnessed tremendous growth and what triggered the growth of OpenAI was ChatGPT, its most powerful AI tool.

ChatGPT gained popularity across the globe to a level where it has now become a household name across the world. However, Musk left the board in 2017.

And in March he sued the company for its for-profit arm. He then pointed out that OpenAI initially had the aim to focus on the benefit of humanity alone and its latest partnership with Microsoft was in violation of that.

Musk also pointed out that OenAI had a founding agreement that stated its code was open to the public. However, the lawsuit targeted the action of the company which made its code private and unknown to the public.

OpenAI faced allegations from Musk that the partnership with Microsoft has set the initial pact aflame and has perverted from its original missions – in Musk’s own words.

Also, Read: Who Owns OpenAI? – Everything You Need To Know!

Is Musk determined to fight OpenAI? The Final Thoughts

It seems that Musk is determined to fight the battle against OpenAI for all the for-profit arms and partnerships that it has signed deals on.

Recently, Apple and OpenAI have partnered to integrate ChatGPT with Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, and to make it available on all Apple devices. Apple made this announcement at this year’s WWDC event.

There were other updates on the latest features of Apple devices including the new call recording feature. However, the news of ChatGPT integration became the most talked about one.

Apple users will be able to get the help of ChatGPT in their day-to-day activities. When an Apple user asks something to Siri, the virtual assistant sends the question to ChatGPT to answer the question more effectively.

However, it was also stated that the user would have complete control over whether they want help from ChatGPT.

Before sending the query to ChatGPT, Siri would ask the user whether they want help from the AI tool. Your query would only be sent to ChatGPT if you provided the consent for that.

Musk has made it very clear that he would ban the use of Apple devices from across his companies if the ChatGPT integration in Siri takes place.

Eric George

Eric George, a retired journalist, focused primarily on market research and current tech trends. With a career spanning news media, he made significant contributions to understanding the intersection of technology and finance. Today, he continues to engage with these topics in various capacities

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