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Elon Musk Withdraws Lawsuit Against OpenAI, Sam Altman, and Greg Brockman

The legal complaint alleged OpenAI strayed from its nonprofit origins by reserving advanced AI technologies for business clients.

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Elon Musk has opted to drop his lawsuit against OpenAI, its CEO Sam Altman, and co-founder Greg Brockman, reports CNBC. Filed in February, the lawsuit had been proceeding in state court. It accused the defendants of breach of contract and fiduciary responsibility. A hearing in San Francisco was slated to discuss the motion for dismissal filed by the defendants.

The decision to drop the lawsuit follows Musk's outspoken criticism of OpenAI's recent collaboration with Apple. The case was dismissed without prejudice, allowing Musk the option to refile in the future. Meanwhile, Musk has launched his separate AI venture named xAI, which has raised $6 billion in Series B funding and introduced a chatbot called Grok.

Questionable Legal Grounds

The legal complaint alleged strayed from its nonprofit origins by reserving advanced AI technologies for business clients. OpenAI dismissed the lawsuit as incoherent and released several of Musk's early emails about the company's need to generate revenue for progressing its AI efforts, seemingly contradicting his current claims.

The decision to withdraw the lawsuit occurred ahead of a scheduled hearing on the motion to dismiss. This legal episode illuminates divergent visions for OpenAI's course, pointing to broader scrutiny of its management and strategic direction amid its recent internal and external challenges.

Legal analysts had previously questioned the strength of Musk's case, noting that the contract central to the dispute lacked signatures from all parties involved. The lawsuit emphasized Musk's substantial early involvement in OpenAI, an organization that has since become notable in the AI field, aided by the widespread usage of .

Musk's decision to withdraw the lawsuit leaves the future relationship between him and OpenAI uncertain. Neither Musk nor Altman has issued comments regarding the dismissal. The situation highlights ongoing competitive tensions and the intricate legal and ethical considerations within the AI industry.

Musk's AI company, xAI, is emerging as a competitor to OpenAI. With backing from significant investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Fidelity Investments, xAI aims to push AI boundaries. Its chatbot, Grok, claims to offer real-time internet knowledge and advanced AI features.

SourceCNBC
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.