OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Has Hit Back at Twitter CEO Elon Musk, Report Says:- OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has hit back at Twitter CEO Elon Musk for criticizing his for-profit company, which is now owned by Microsoft. During the ‘On With Kara Swisher’ podcast, Altman said that OpenAI is “independent” of Microsoft.
Sam Altman said Elon has been critical of OpenAI on Twitter. “Elon Musk is obviously attacking us,” he noted.
Sam Altman was quoted as saying “To say a positive thing about Elon, I think he really does care about a good future with artificial general intelligence (AGI). I mean, he’s a jerk, whatever else you want to say about him. But he has a style that is not a style that I’d want to have for myself,”.
“But I think he does really care, and he is feeling very stressed about what the future’s going to look like for humanity,” he added.
Musk tried to take control of OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, in early 2018, but Altman and the other OpenAI founders rejected Musk’s offer.
Musk later walked away from the company and relied largely on planned donations, according to Semafor.
Elon Musk told Sam Altman that he believed the “venture had fallen fatally behind Google”.
When Elon Musk left, he resigned from its board in 2018, citing a conflict of interest with his work at Tesla.
He also reneged on a promise to supply $1 billion in funding, Semaphore reports, contributing only $100 million before walking away.
In March 2019, OpenAI announced that it was forming a for-profit entity so that it could raise enough money to pay for the computing power. Less than six months later, Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI.
Information Source: EconomicTimes
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