Elon Musk sues Sam Altman

Elon Musk has filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman.

Elon Musk has filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, alleging breach of contract and claiming that they have deviated from the startup’s original mission of developing artificial intelligence systems for the betterment of humanity.



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Documentary (@elonrmuskk)

Musk’s legal team asserts that OpenAI’s partnership with Microsoft, valued in the billions, violates an agreement to make significant AI breakthroughs freely accessible to the public.

This legal action marks an escalation in the ongoing disagreement between Musk and OpenAI, as Musk has established his own AI company, xAI. Musk, a co-founder of OpenAI in 2015, states in the lawsuit that he contributed $44 million to the organization, motivated by assurances, including written promises, that it would maintain its nonprofit status.


However, Musk severed ties with OpenAI’s board in 2018 due to disagreements with Altman over the research direction. Subsequently, OpenAI established a for-profit division, in which Microsoft made a substantial investment.

In response, Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, emphasized that although the companies are significant partners, Microsoft does not exert control over OpenAI.

Written by Telha

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *