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Elon Musk sues Sam Altman for betrayal.

Elon Musk and OpenAI are in a serious showdown. OpenAI was founded to make artificial intelligence (AI) tech open for everyone. Now, Elon thinks they've sold out, prioritizing Microsoft's profits over the original mission.

What’s going on here?

Musk is straight-up suing OpenAI, claiming they broke promises and got greedy.

What does this mean?

OpenAI was supposed to be the "good guys," releasing awesome AI stuff for free. Musk says they're now closed-source, working with Microsoft to make money instead.

Elon’s key point is that their latest AI is crazy powerful, but only Microsoft and insiders can use it. And that is dangerous. Then there are the shady claims that Microsoft pushed OpenAI to change leadership so they could keep control of the tech.

The legal ground is that OpenAI and Sam Aatman reached a contract that said they’ll be forever a non-profit company by creating the for-profit arm of the company.

Why should I care?

It’s hard to care about lawsuits. Most of the time they add nothing to the real progress but once in a while, they can be a huge deal (Napster agrees). This one is the same.

If Sam and OpenAI win, the format of non-profit to for-profit gonna get abused. If Elon wins, can we get GPT-4 open source? And would that be a good thing? And does Elon care about open source and equal access or is it just a business move to play catch up with Grok? Hard to say.

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