Elon Musk sues OpenAI accusing it of putting profit before humanity

March 01, 2024

Elon Musk has filed a lawsuit accusing OpenAI and its chief executive, Sam Altman, of breaching its foundational mission by putting the pursuit of profit ahead of the benefit of humanity. “OpenAI Inc has been transformed into a closed-source, de facto subsidiary of the largest technology company in the world: Microsoft. The lawsuit claims that OpenAI, Altman and Brockman “set the founding agreement aflame” in 2023 after releasing GPT-4, the powerful model that underpins OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot. “It’s hard to see that he has any standing to attempt to enforce his ‘founding agreement’ or the certificate,” said Quinn. OpenAI, Microsoft and Google have been approached for comment.