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Elon Musk ends legal battle with OpenAI, for now

His legal team did not disclose the reasons behind the decision
Elon Musk. Photo via Instagram
Elon Musk. Photo via Instagram

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has decided to withdraw his lawsuit against OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company he helped found.

The lawsuit, filed in the San Francisco Superior Court earlier this year, had accused OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman of straying from the company’s original goal of developing AI for the public good.

Musk’s legal team did not disclose the reasons behind the decision to dismiss the case, which was scheduled for a hearing this Wednesday. The lawsuit had claimed that OpenAI “set the founding agreement aflame” when it released its powerful language model, GPT-4, last year.

Musk had demanded that the company make its advancements accessible to the public and sought to block the use of its technology for Microsoft’s financial gain.

Despite the case’s dismissal, Musk has left the option open to reignite his legal challenges in the future by dismissing it without prejudice. This development comes shortly after Musk launched his own AI company, xAI, which has recently achieved a staggering $24 billion valuation.

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OpenAI had previously countered Musk’s allegations, labeling them as a strategic move by the billionaire to boost his own AI venture. The company argued that Musk was now seeking to claim the success of the technological advances achieved by OpenAI.

The legal tug-of-war between Musk and OpenAI has been closely watched by the tech industry, as it highlights the ongoing tensions and power struggles within the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence landscape.

The current dispute has been resolved, the possibility of future legal battles between the two parties remains a distinct possibility.

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