OpenAI Responds to Criticism from Elon Musk


OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT, have responded to a lawsuit filed by Elon Musk by making counter-accusations against him. Musk is suing the company he helped establish, claiming that it has strayed from its original mission of benefiting humanity and is now prioritizing profits for its partner and major investor Microsoft.

However, OpenAI asserts that Musk previously supported the idea of a for-profit structure and even proposed a merger with his car company, Tesla. The company also claims that Musk once sought “absolute control” of OpenAI before eventually leaving in 2018.

In response to Musk’s lawsuit, OpenAI intends to challenge the claims made in court. The company has also released a collection of Musk’s emails to his co-founders to refute some of his allegations.

Musk’s lawsuit, filed on February 29th in a San Francisco court, accuses OpenAI of violating principles agreed upon when he helped establish the company in 2015. It also criticizes Microsoft, which has invested heavily in the AI firm since it established a for-profit arm in 2019.

OpenAI expressed disappointment in the situation with Musk, whom they once admired and who inspired them to strive for greater achievements. The blog post addressing the lawsuit was written by fellow co-founders and executives, including CEO Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and former chief scientist Ilya Sutskever.

The blog post disputes several claims made in Musk’s lawsuit, including an email from early 2018 in which Musk suggested that OpenAI should merge with Tesla or that he should have full control over the company.

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