Elon Musk Mysteriously Cancels Lawsuit Against OpenAI Right Before Court Date

Elon Musk suddenly drops his lawsuit against OpenAI just before a court hearing, leaving everyone puzzled. No explanation given for the abrupt decision.

Jun 12, 2024 - 10:40
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Elon Musk Mysteriously Cancels Lawsuit Against OpenAI Right Before Court Date
Elon Musk Mysteriously Cancels Lawsuit Against OpenAI Right Before Court Date

Elon Musk has unexpectedly ended his lawsuit against OpenAI right before a scheduled court hearing on Wednesday.

In February, Musk sued the San Francisco-based AI company and its CEO, Sam Altman. He claimed that OpenAI had shifted from its original goal of helping humanity to focusing on making money.

Musk's lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, stated that when he helped start OpenAI, he had an agreement with Altman and OpenAI President Greg Brockman to keep the company as a nonprofit. The plan was to create technology that benefits everyone and keep its code open for public use, rather than restricting it for private profit.

Musk argued that OpenAI’s partnership with Microsoft broke this agreement and changed the company's mission.

Legal experts doubted Musk's allegations, which included breach of contract and unfair business practices, saying they were unlikely to hold up in court. On Tuesday, Musk’s lawyer filed a notice to drop the entire case, but did not explain why.

Neither Musk's team nor OpenAI has commented on the decision.

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