“I’m still confused as to how a non-profit to which I donated $100 million somehow became a $30 billion market cap for-profit. If this is legal, why doesn’t everyone do it?” he said in a reply to a tweet.
OpenAI was founded as a non-profit artificial intelligence research company in 2015. Musk in February this year raised the same question, saying OpenAI was formed as an open source (which is why it was named “Open” AI), to serve as a counterweight to Google.
“But now it has become a closed-source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft. Not what I intended at all,” he said, criticising Microsoft for making profits via OpenAI.
It is to be noted that Musk was one of the co-founders of OpenAI. He stepped down from the board of directors in 2018 and no longer owns a stake in the company. He has also paused OpenAI access to the Twitter database.
Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI
Recently, Microsoft announced a supercomputer it made with OpenAI to make AI chatbots more robust. The Windows maker invested $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019 and agreed to build a “massive, cutting-edge supercomputer”. Earlier this year, the company further infused a billion dollars to extend that partnership.
Microsoft-funded AI company has opened its language models for businesses that can use the technology to create chatbots and enhance their user experience. It has seen a lot of traction, which could be due to it being the first company to offer multiple GPT models.
Recently, Facebook-parent Meta and Google also announced the availability of their AI models for limited testing.
OpenAI’s GPT-4 language model
OpenAI recently announced the GPT-4 language model that “can tackle challenging issues with better accuracy” and is “more creative and collaborative than ever before.” As per the company, GPT-4 can generate, revise, and iterate assignments involving creative and technical writing. It can create both text and graphics.
It also claimed that the newly-launched model will generate fewer factually wrong responses. GPT-4 scored at the 90th percentile on a mock bar exam, the 93rd percentile on an SAT reading test, and the 89th percentile on an SAT maths test.
“What will be left for us humans to do? We better get a move on with Neuralink!,” Musk reacted earlier this week.