When Elon Musk Tried to Take Over ChatGPT and Failed
Elon Musk, the founder of the artificial intelligence research lab and the ground-breaking platform OpenAI ChatGPT, tried to buy the company but failed badly.
In 2018, Musk reportedly thought about abandoning the AI research company, OpenAI, that he co-founded with other well-known personalities after feeling it had fallen behind Google.
However, the Musk Musk’s plan to take over and run OpenAI was rejected by the other founding members, including CEO Sam Altman and President Greg Brockman, which led to his expulsion from the business as promised.
Musk resigned from the board of directors of OpenAI, citing a conflict of interest resulting from Tesla’s development of AI-based autonomous driving.
Elon Musk promised to continue providing $1 billion to the lab, but he didn’t donate once he left, leaving the non-profit firm OpenAI unable to cover expenses of training AI models on supercomputers.
Then, in order to raise funds, OpenAI announced the formation of a for-profit company in 2019.
Within six months, the Microsoft company donated $1 billion along with financing and infrastructure expertise.
Both firms work together and build a supercomputer to train several models, such as ChatGPT, DALL-E, and the newly launched large language model GPT-4 with one trillion parameters.
The firm that faces hard time and rely on funding is now the hottest new technology in town from November 2022.
Guess what? Elon Musk is the only person who is not happy with the success of ChatGPT being an early backer of OpenAI.