OpenAI ridicules Elon Musk’s ‘incoherent’ lawsuit

 

Elon Musk, who helped co-found OpenAI in 2015, is now suing the company. OpenAI said Musk’s lawsuit is to “advance his own business interests.” 16 June 2023.

OpenAI said in a court filing on Monday that it was doing just fine without Elon Musk after he left the company in 2018 — and now Musk wants to claim all of OpenAI’s huge success over the past six years for himself.

OpenAI came out in a new legal filing responding to a lawsuit filed against it by Musk last month, calling the billionaire’s “inconsistent” claims as “frivolous,” “extravagant” and “fanciful.”

Musk, who co-founded OpenAI in 2015, accused the company of violating its founding agreement and deviating from its original, non-profit mission by reserving some of its most advanced artificial intelligence technology for private clients. Is.

OpenAI rejected Musk’s claims in a blog post last week, essentially suggesting that Musk is jealous that he is no longer involved with the company as it has become the leader in an AI arms race. The blog post included emails Musk had previously sent to other OpenAI co-founders, including a 2018 email in which Musk told company executives that OpenAI should sell itself to Tesla in order to remain competitive. should give. The company refused and Musk left OpenAI later that year.

OpenAI’s court petition goes even further, accusing Musk of manipulating the alleged founding agreement to form the basis of a lawsuit designed to “advance his own business interests.” It claims that OpenAI had no founding agreement or any other agreement with Musk related to funding of the company.

“If this case had proceeded to discovery, the evidence would have shown that Musk supported a for-profit structure for OpenAI that was to be controlled by Musk himself, and that he abandoned the project when his wishes were not followed . The filing said that given the significant technological progress OpenAI has achieved, Musk now wants that success for himself.

The filing asks the judge to designate the case as “complex,” which, among other things, would create certain obstacles to the discovery process. OpenAI also said it believes it is necessary to “quickly and expeditiously dismiss” Musk’s lawsuit.

According to the filing, OpenAI is concerned that Musk could use the discovery process to “gain access to OpenAI’s proprietary records and technology.”

Musk is now running his own artificial intelligence company XAI Wants to compete with OpenAI.

OpenAI argues that Musk’s demand for relief – which includes a request to order OpenAI to make all of its technology and research available to the public – is “extravagant” and would benefit “Musk, whose own profit-seeking “Based AI concerns have not been successful in the market.”

Musk’s lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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