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Elon Musk Sues OpenAI, Accuses Company Of Putting ‘Profits’ Over ‘Humanity’

Billionaire Elon Musk is suing artificial intelligence (AI) giant OpenAI for breach of contract, accusing the company of abandoning its mission to “benefit humanity” and instead turning it into a “de facto” Microsoft subsidiary. He claims that he chose to become one.

OpenAI is the maker of ChatGPT. Partner Microsoft is backing billions of dollars. Musk said OpenAI is trying to increase Microsoft's revenue rather than helping humans, as it was originally intended to do. Suspect The lawsuit filed in San Francisco also names CEO Sam Altman and president Greg Brockman as defendants. (Related: Twitter threatens legal action against Meta's new app, alleges intellectual property infringement)

“To this day, OpenAI, Inc.'s website continues to proclaim that its charter is to ensure AGI. [artificial general intelligence] “Benefit all of humanity.'' But in reality, OpenAI, Inc. has turned into a closed-source de facto subsidiary of Microsoft, the world's largest technology company,'' the filing alleges.

“Under a new board of directors, we are not only developing AGI, but actually improving it, to maximize Microsoft's profits rather than for the benefit of humanity,” he added.

Musk was a co-founder of OpenAI in 2015, but resigned from the company's board in 2018. according to To CNBC.

“This lawsuit forces OpenAI to abide by its founding agreement and return to its mission of developing AGI for the benefit of humanity, not for the personal benefit of individual defendants or the world's largest technology companies.” ”, the application states.

According to CNBC, ChatGPT launched in November 2022 and has grown faster than any other consumer application.

OpenAI did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.

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