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Elon Musk drops suit against OpenAI and Sam Altman

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The article discusses Elon Musk's withdrawal of his lawsuit against OpenAI and two of its co-founders, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, in California state court.

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[01] Elon Musk's Lawsuit Against OpenAI

1. What was the lawsuit about?

  • Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, Altman, and Brockman for breach of contract and fiduciary duty.
  • Musk alleged that the early OpenAI team had set out to develop artificial general intelligence (AGI) "for the benefit of humanity," but the project has since been transformed into a for-profit entity largely controlled by Microsoft.

2. What was the status of the lawsuit?

  • A hearing was scheduled for Wednesday in San Francisco, where the judge was going to consider whether the case should be dismissed as requested by the defendants.
  • Experts had previously told CNBC that the case was built on a questionable legal foundation, as the contract at the heart of the suit was not a formal written agreement signed by all parties involved.

3. What was the outcome of the lawsuit?

  • Elon Musk withdrew his lawsuit against OpenAI and the two co-founders on Tuesday, just a day after he publicly criticized OpenAI and its new partnership with Apple.
  • The case was dismissed without prejudice, according to a court filing.

[02] Elon Musk's AI Startup, X.AI

1. What is Elon Musk's AI startup, X.AI?

  • Last year, Musk debuted his own AI startup and OpenAI competitor, X.AI, which last month announced a $6 billion Series B funding round.
  • X.AI seeks to "understand the true nature of the universe," according to its website. It has released a chatbot called Grok, which the company says is modeled after "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
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