New Report Alleges Elon Musk Wanted To Gain Control Of OpenAI And Run It Himself

A recently published article from media outlet Semafor is going on to speak about some shocking actions of Elon Musk and how he wished to take over the popular makers behind the ChatGPT tool, OpenAI.

The article mentioned how Musk became very active in 2018 in terms of doing everything in his power to take complete control of ChatGPT and run the firm solely by himself. And if that indeed did take place, we’d see a very differnet OpenAI than what we have today.

During this period, Elon Musk is believed to have taken a step back from the board of OpenAI as there was a little bit of a disagreement regarding a proposal by the leading tech billionaire who is the owner of Tesla and SpaceX.

Musk was seen confiding in the company’s chief because he felt it was falling way behind in terms of the progress that Google was making in this particular area. And now, we’re seeing that occur with the recent beta launch of Google’s AI chatbot called Bard.

Right after the conversation began on this topic and the proposal sent out by Musk, several of the company’s founders felt that it was not the right move and they rejected his call for ownership. And that is what left Musk with no choice but to depart from the firm and withdraw its sizeable donation regarding the project.

What you’re left with in the end is a huge divide between the two parties.

During the period that we saw Elon Musk take a step back, so many employees working at OpenAI felt that the real reason he opted to leave had to do with the fact that his company Tesla was busy creating its own driving project which would work on an autonomous basis, better termed as Autopilot. Later reports proved that it was not the matter.

This sudden withdrawal of funding by Elon Musk caused the costs of OpenAI to soar. And since the tech firm was working on a non-profit means, it was just so difficult to pay for these expenses.

In the end, this caused it to pivot more toward being a company working for profits so it may raise more revenue to create better AI-themed projects.

Soon after that, we saw OpenAI take on Microsoft’s $1 billion investment to enable the production of AI models like ChatGPT as well as DALL-E.

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