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OpenAI Reveals Elon Musk's Proposal for Tesla Merger or Complete Takeover

OpenAI Reveals Elon Musk's Proposal for Tesla Merger or Complete Takeover
OpenAI Reveals Elon Musk's Proposal for Tesla Merger or Complete Takeover

Elon Musk, the influential entrepreneur behind Tesla, once sought to consolidate his grip on the AI sector by proposing a merger between OpenAI and Tesla or assuming full control over OpenAI.

Revelations from OpenAI reveal email exchanges suggesting Musk's ambition for an AI powerhouse during its transition to for-profit. By 2017, Musk's involvement with OpenAI began to show strains, as the research firm rejected his demands for predominant equity and authority. Disagreements ensued, with Musk exiting the company, stating a need to counter industry titans like Google's DeepMind.

Fast forward to March 2024, Musk initiated legal action against OpenAI, alleging infringements such as breach of contract. He accused the AI firm of deviating from its founding principles, operating almost as a 'closed-source' entity under Microsoft, following a $13 billion investment. OpenAI disputes these allegations, emphasizing its independence and intent.

At the heart of the lawsuit, Musk seeks to mandate OpenAI to openly share its research, prohibiting exclusive deals. OpenAI's retort to the claims signals a readiness for legal battle, as tensions remain high between the company and one of its former supporters.

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