OpenAI hit back at Elon Musk in a blog post published on its website Tuesday, responding to a lawsuit by one in every of its co-founders and former benefactors. 

Musk filed the lawsuit last week in San Francisco in opposition to the corporate, Chief Govt Officer Sam Altman and President Greg Brockman, alleging it had strayed from its mission to construct accountable AI. Within the publish, OpenAI stated that Musk was lashing out after attempting and failing to make the corporate a part of Tesla Inc. 

“We’re sad that it’s come to this with someone whom we’ve deeply admired” OpenAI wrote, “someone who inspired us to aim higher, then told us we would fail, started a competitor, and then sued us when we started making meaningful progress towards OpenAI’s mission without him.”

The billionaire Tesla CEO, a co-founder of OpenAI who’s now not concerned within the firm, alleges in his go well with that the startup’s shut relationship with Microsoft Corp. has undermined its unique mission of making open-source expertise free from undue company affect.

“To this day, OpenAI Inc.’s website continues to profess that its charter is to ensure that AGI ‘benefits all of humanity,’” the lawsuit stated. “In reality, however, OpenAI Inc. has been transformed into a closed-source de facto subsidiary of the largest technology company in the world: Microsoft.”

AGI, or synthetic basic intelligence, refers to a kind of AI that doesn’t but exist however that would, theoretically, carry out quite a lot of duties higher than people.

Musk is suing for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligation and claims of unfair enterprise practices, amongst different grievances. He’s bringing the go well with within the capability of a donor to the nonprofit guardian group as just lately as 2019, and is looking for to pressure San Francisco-based OpenAI to cease benefitting Microsoft and Altman personally.

OpenAI didn’t remark publicly on Musk’s go well with when it was initially filed on Feb. 29. However in an inner memo reviewed by Bloomberg, the corporate stated it “categorically disagrees” with the lawsuit.

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