The fight between Elon Musk and OpenAI that led to the creation of ChatGPT

The fight between Elon Musk and OpenAI that led to the creation of ChatGPT

For years, Elon Musk Has been in the spotlight in the technology sphere. Tesla, SpaceX y Neuralink made him one of the most prominent figures in the world.

Since 2022 and the acquisition of Twitter, the figure of Elon Musk has remained relevant albeit increasingly controversial, but Silicon Valley now has a new “smug”.

It is Sam Altman the head of OpenAIthe company that has gained great prominence with ChatGPT.

Elon Musk was co-founder of OpenAIbut left the company a few years ago. Claiming that he sought to avoid conflicts of interest, since he Tesla was also working in this field.

Semafor has told what went on behind the scenes of this divorce.

Elon Musk didn’t leave on the best of terms

Elon Musk was one of the people who provided donations totaling $100 million (pledging a total of $1 billion) to found OpenAI in 2015, a nonprofit organization to study artificial intelligence (AI).

In 2018, Elon Musk demanded to take control of OpenAI by considering that the firm had been far surpassed by Google, reports Semafor based on the testimony of eight people familiar with the conflict.

Sam Altman and other figures from OpenAI refused, which resulted in the departure of Musk of the board of directors.

Elon Musk and the unfulfilled promise that led to OpenAI’s rise.

It was then that Sam Altmananother of the founders of OpenAI took over as director and president in 2018.

Elon Musk stopped giving money to OpenAI after leaving the firm that expected to have an extra $900 million.

To develop models of artificial intelligence is not cheap at all. It is then that OpenAI decides to create a for-profit entity in 2019 in order to survive.

Sam Altman made the decision not to take shares in the new entity, as he had become a millionaire through his investments in the technological sphere. He did not need the money.

Then Microsoft came on the scene, with $1 billion to. OpenAI and infrastructure support.

It was with this alliance that OpenAI succeeded in creating a supercomputer to develop models such as. ChatGPT or the image generator DALL-E.

Elon Musk and his criticism of OpenAI.

OpenAI escalated in popularity in late 2022 with the release of. ChatGPT to the public. Interestingly, surpassing Googlewho rushed the presentation of Bardhis model of artificial intelligence. Microsoftin turn, has once again gained relevance, with more and more users of Bing for its AI implementations.

Elon Musk made the decision to cut off access to OpenAI to data from Twittera contract prior to its purchase in 2022.

The billionaire seems to remain wary of OpenAI. “I’m still confused how a non-profit I donated $100 million to somehow became a for-profit company valued at $30 billion. If this is legal, why isn’t everyone else doing it?” he tweeted Elon Musk March 15.

March 24, Elon Musk struck again with a meme referring to the association between OpenAI y Microsoft: “Me realizing that artificial intelligence (AI), the most powerful tool ever created by man, is now in the hands of a cutthroat corporate monopoly.”


Daniel Chapman