Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk once acted as Mr. Money Bags at Silicon Valley newest OpenAI darlingthe creators of ChatGPT And DE-2. The nonprofit has become the center of the tech world’s new obsession with AI, but a new report claims that in 2018 Musk offered to take over the nonprofit’s research lab entirely. .
Musk was a well-known financier for the fledgling startup that burst onto the scene in 2015. He and other tech powerhouses like Reid Hoffman And Pierre Thiel all have invested over $1 billion in the company. Musk once seated as co-chair of the group and was there when the association wanted train their systems on Reddit posts. Friday, Traffic lights reported based on multiple unnamed sources familiar with the matter that, unfortunately for Musk, lab officials, including co-founder Greg Brockman and CEO Sam Altman, have both dismissed the idea of a takeover. Musk’s control. This caused Musk to “leave” OpenAI’s board of directors that year to focus more on Tesla, although the company said Musk would continue to support the project financially.
The report suggests there was a real rivalry simmering between Altman, former executive at YCombinator and big known technology investor, and musk. Musk hired Andrej Karpathy from OpenAI in 2017 to lead his autonomous driving section at Tesla.
Musk was supposed to continue investing $1 billion in the company over time, but the Tesla CEO decided to cut off any further payments after he left, according to the report. This created a big hole in the company’s budget. OpenAI is effectively split between its nonprofit research lab and its for-profit subsidiary OpenAI Limited Partnership which was established in 2019. This pivot to a for-profit model is believed to be due to the company’s pivot to more sophisticated and expensive machine learning. Google brain model as well as a lack of funding from Musk.
Although Altman was described by the report as a philanthropic CEO who made no attempt to take any financial stake in the company or refocus the company on a for-profit mission, OpenAI signed a $1 billion partnership dollars with Microsoft which has become a multi-billion dollar investment. The company has since been harangued by some scholars for its closed-door attitude towards share their model and training data for its GPT-4 language model. The company said this crackdown on sharing its own model was due to both the “competitive landscape” and “security implications.”
In many tweet Over the past two months, Musk has seemed rather miffed that OpenAI has become a “maximum profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft” even though the company was originally intended as an “open-source…not-for-profit to serve as a counterbalance to Google”. He also has openly questioned how the $100 million he gave to the nonprofit could somehow turn into a $30 billion market cap. Musk even went as far as limit OpenAI’s access to Twitter’s database for training purposes. He wrote “OpenAI was launched as open-source and not-for-profit. Neither is true yet.
Ironically, Musk’s antics seem to be part of the reason OpenAI sought out these other partnerships with big tech companies. During a Thursday episode of With Kara Swisher podcastAltman finally responded to Musk’s comments on Twitter, saying “Most of it isn’t true, and I think Elon knows that.”
He also called Musk a “moron”, but added that “he really cares and feels stressed about what the future is going to look like for humanity”. He also said Musk “really cares about the future with AGI,” referring to so-called “artificial general intelligence.” AGI is still just a theory, however Altman and others at OpenAI are obsessed with the idea.
Musk is known for his domineering ways, such as firing employees who criticize him Or give him bad news. Not happy that OpenAI has become the new hotness, Musk was reportedly in talks with a former DeepMind AI researcher about create your own alternative to ChatGPT, one who will fight the so-called “awakened AI” of his former partners and now rivals.