Elon Musk Wants Truce With OpenAI, Names Troubling Condition

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Tesla boss Elon Musk has somewhat agreed to make a truce with Sam Altman-led Artificial Intelligence (AI) company OpenAI but only if his almost impossible condition is met. 

The Elon Musk and OpenAI Lawsuit

At the beginning of March, Elon Musk sued OpenAI and its CEO Altman in the San Francisco Superior Court over a breach of agreement amid concerns about profit-driven AI development. According to the filing, OpenAI gradually tilted towards commercial interests rather than its original mission and founding principle to develop AI for the benefit of humanity. 

For emphasis, Elon Musk highlighted OpenAI’s collaboration with top technology firm Microsoft, citing that the alliance has veered the AI firm off course. To rectify the shortcomings, he requested that OpenAI revert to its open-source ethos and seek an injunction to prevent the exploitation of open-source artificial general intelligence AGI technology for profit.

Not long after, OpenAI released an internal memo to employees, stating how it “categorically disagrees” with the lawsuit. For the AI-driven firm, it was rather a matter of regret on Elon Musk’s part, seeing that he previously was a part of the company from inception. Precisely, OpenAI Chief Strategy Officer Jason Kwon noted that the lawsuit claims “may stem from Elon’s regrets about not being involved with the company today.”

The OpenAI Damning Evidence Against Elon Musk

In a surprising move, the Tesla and X boss stated that he would be willing to drop his lawsuit against OpenAI if the company is willing to change its name to “ClosedAI.” 

This request from Musk is perceived as an impossible condition that OpenAI may not open to. Additionally, making such utterances suggests that the billionaire has no plans to put an end to the lawsuit just yet.

On the other hand, it is unlikely that OpenAI would be willing to ask Musk to reconsider his lawsuit. The company recently got busy with digging out dirt on the X owner. 

OpenAI presented some documents that confirm that Musk himself had endorsed the company’s transition to a for-profit entity and emphasized the necessity of raising “billions” of dollars to remain competitive against companies like Google. 

It is believed that the billionaire’s animosity towards the AI firm is a reaction to the alleged failed attempt to integrate OpenAI into Tesla.

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