Elon Musk Sues OpenAI and Sam Altman Over AGI Fear

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Elon Musk Files New Lawsuit Against OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman

Following a copyright infringement dispute, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has joined forces with an ongoing lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman. According to a report by the Courthouse News Service, Musk accuses OpenAI of turning into a closed-source company, influenced by Microsoft’s significant stake.

Musk Alleges Betrayal of Open-Source Ethos

Filed in the San Francisco Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges that Microsoft exerts an overbearing influence on OpenAI, preventing it from developing technology that benefits humanity. Musk also claims that OpenAI has breached its fiduciary duty and engaged in unfair business practices. He urges OpenAI to return to its open-source roots.

Seeking an Injunction Against OpenAI, Altman, and Microsoft

Musk is seeking an injunction to prevent OpenAI, Sam Altman, Gregory Brockman (OpenAI President), and even Microsoft from profiting from the development of the upcoming ai technology, AGI-powered GPT-4.

Closed Technology and Microsoft’s Profit Motive

“The internal details of GPT-4 are known only to OpenAI and, on information and belief, to Microsoft,” Musk contends. He argues that “GPT-4 is hence the opposite of ‘open ai’. And it is closed for proprietary commercial reasons: Microsoft stands to make a fortune selling GPT-4 to the public, which would not be possible if OpenAI—as it is required to do—makes the technology freely available to the public.”

Microsoft’s Intervention and Board Changes

Musk also accuses Microsoft of intervening in OpenAI’s internal affairs last year, resulting in the reinstatement of Sam Altman as CEO and the resignation of board members opposed to his leadership.

OpenAI’s Non-Profit Transformation

“OpenAI, Inc.’s once carefully crafted non-profit structure was replaced by a purely profit-driven CEO and a Board with inferior technical expertise in AGI and ai public policy. The board now has an observer seat reserved solely for Microsoft,” Musk alleges.

Microsoft Not Named as a Defendant

It’s essential to note that Microsoft has not been named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Musk was on the OpenAI board until 2018 and claims he resigned due to conflicts regarding GPT-4 development. Some speculate that Elon Musk attempted to take over OpenAI, but was rejected by Altman and other board members, ultimately cutting off his financial support.

What’s Your Take on Musk’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI?

With the potential development of AGI, what are your thoughts on Musk’s lawsuit against OpenAI and Sam Altman? Share your opinions in the comment section below.