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Elon Musk drops lawsuit accusing OpenAI of breaching founding promise of being open source and nonprofit [Video]

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Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit accusing OpenAI of breaching its founding promise to develop artificial intelligence solely for the benefit of humanity.

The Tesla owner, an early backer of OpenAI, sued the ChatGPT maker in February saying it had gone against its founding mission and failed to make its findings open source as promised.

Mr Musk said when it initially approached him for investment, OpenAI pledged it would be an open source, nonprofit company, only to break its promise and focus on making money.

OpenAI “set the founding agreement aflame” when it released its AI language model GPT-4, the lawsuit alleged.

The ChatGPT maker responded by calling Mr Musk’s claims “incoherent”, “frivolous”, “extraordinary” and “fiction”.

It said the firm had “no founding agreement, or any agreement at all with Musk”.

Mr Musk has now asked the California state court to dismiss his lawsuit, …

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