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Musk sues ChatGPT developer: Details revealed

Musk sues ChatGPT developer: Details revealed Photo: Elon Musk (Getty Images)

Billionaire Elon Musk sued ChatGPT developer OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman, says Reuters.

The agency notes that Musk sued because OpenAI and Sam Altman abandoned the company, saying they abandoned the startup's original mission to develop artificial intelligence for the benefit of humanity and not for profit.

The lawsuit alleges that Altman and company co-founder Greg Brockman initially approached Musk with a proposal to create a non-profit open-source company. In violation of the contract, as the billionaire's lawyers note, the company focused on making money and kept the design of GPT-4, its most advanced artificial intelligence model, "completely secret."

Reuters adds that Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 but stepped down from the board in 2018. Altman was also fired last year, however, after a few days he returned to the company with a new board.

"He sought a court ruling asking OpenAI to make its research and technology available to the public and prevent the startup from using its assets, including its most advanced AI model GPT-4, for the financial gains of Microsoft or any individual", says Reuters.

What is known about ChatGPT

OpenAI presented ChatGPT on November 30, 2022. The American company opened access to the language model of artificial intelligence in the form of a chatbot for everyone. ChatGPT became operational in Ukraine in February 2023.

In October 2023, 1.7 billion people used the desktop version of the chatbot or the mobile application. The site has become one of the most visited in the world.

Read more about the ChatGPT phenomenon and how it became the cause of loud scandals in the RBC-Ukraine article.