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Elon Musk Renounces OpenAI Over ChatGPT

Elon Musk helped co-found OpenAI in 2015, serving as co-chair with current CEO Sam Altman. Now, he has repudiated the company, publicly commenting that it is nothing like what he wanted it to be and criticizing its generative AI chatbot ChatGPT.

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Musk served as co-chair when OpenAI launched in late 2015 as an open-source nonprofit. In earlier comments, he described his idea of OpenAI as a competitor for Google. OpenAI shifted away from the nonprofit model in March of 2019, becoming a for-profit firm in order to raise investment and operate more like a standard startup. OpenAI does still include a nonprofit foundation to govern the limited partnership company and control its intellectual property.

Musk left OpenAI’s board in 2018 and has no financial stake in the company. There’s no conflict of interest in him criticizing OpenAI, but it’s still striking to see a former founder share his sharp disdain for a company’s current form, with particular ire for OpenAI’s links with Microsoft. That’s especially true for a statement claiming credit for naming the company at the same time..

“OpenAI was created as an open source (which is why I named it “Open” AI), non-profit company to serve as a counterweight to Google, but now it has become a closed source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft,” Musk wrote. “Not what I intended at all.”

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