ChatGPT CEO Responds to Elon Musk’s Criticism

In a recent podcast episode of “On With Kara Swisher”, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed comments made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who criticised OpenAI for becoming a “maximum profit company” that is effectively controlled by Microsoft. Altman refuted Musk’s claims, stating that OpenAI is independent from Microsoft and that the company’s board doesn’t have any representation from the tech giant. However, Altman acknowledged that Musk’s concerns about the future of artificial general intelligence (AGI) were valid and that he genuinely cares about ensuring a positive future for humanity.

ChatGPT CEO Responds to Elon Musk's Criticism

Musk, who was one of the initial co-founders of OpenAI, raised questions about the company’s direction and purpose in a tweet, noting that he originally intended for OpenAI to be an open-source, non-profit organisation that would serve as a counterweight to Google. However, OpenAI shed its non-profit status in 2019 and became a “capped-profit” company, which allows it to increase investments in compute and talent while still adhering to its mission. Despite the recent controversy, it is clear that both Musk and Altman share a passion for ensuring a safe and positive future for AGI.

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