Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

OpenAI: Claims made by Elon Musk are inconsistent

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Elon Musk recently filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT. In the defense submitted to the court by the company, it was stated that no agreement was made with Musk. In his lawsuit, Musk claimed that he signed a “founding agreement” stating that OpenAI started out as a non-profit organization, but that he violated this agreement.

According to OpenAI, Musk’s claims are based on “premises based on complex and often inconsistent facts.” The company described the founding agreement in question as “a fiction made up by Musk to claim undeserved rights over the fruits of an initiative that he initially supported, then abandoned, and then watched the success of without him.”

OpenAI also stated that there is evidence showing that Musk wants to take control of the company and supports a for-profit structure that would make this possible. Musk stated in the lawsuit that he stopped supporting the project because his ideas were not followed.

The latest statement from OpenAI echoes a blog post the company shared earlier this month. The blog post in question included e-mails sent to and from Musk while Musk was still connected to the company. According to these emails, Musk was aware of and supported plans to turn OpenAI into a for-profit entity. He even wanted full control and majority ownership of the company as CEO. Musk also accepted OpenAI’s proposal to connect with Tesla to provide the necessary financing. However, the process ended with the parties not agreeing and Musk withdrawing from OpenAI.

OpenAI: The truth is clearly visible in the face of Musk’s contradictory statements

The statement submitted by OpenAI to the court includes the following statements: “Seeing the extraordinary technological developments achieved by OpenAI, Musk now wants this success for himself. Musk claims that he filed this lawsuit for humanity. However, the truth is clearly seen even in the face of Musk’s contradictory defenses. “His main wish is to use the project to further his own commercial interests.”

Last year, Musk founded his own artificial intelligence company called xAI and set the big goal of “understanding the true nature of the universe.”

Just days after OpenAI published a blog post in which it claimed it knew Musk never intended to open source its technology, the billionaire announced that xAI would open source its Grok chatbot. While OpenAI is a dig, Grok, which uses open source, can also solicit the company’s feedback from its developer community, which xAI can then use to improve its technology.

Danish Kapoor