Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Elon Musk is the co-founder of OpenAI, the company that created the artificial intelligence technology ChatGPT. Therefore, it is natural that the public is waiting for the comments of the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX regarding the sudden dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.
Via Twitter, which is now called X, Musk responded to a statement from one of OpenAI’s board of commissioners regarding Altman’s dismissal.
Ilya Sutskever, a member of OpenAI’s board of trustees, said he regretted his involvement in Altman’s ouster.
“I never aimed to destroy OpenAI. I love everything we have built together and I will do everything I can to put this company back together,” Sutskever said on his Twitter account.
Musk responded to Sutskever’s statement. According to him, OpenAI’s board of commissioners must reveal the true reasons for Altman’s dismissal.
“Why was such drastic action taken? If OpenAI is doing something that could potentially harm humanity, the world should be informed,” Musk said.
Musk does have an interest in OpenAI. He was the main “funder” of the company when it was founded in 2015. At that time, OpenAI was a non-profit organization. However, since 2019, OpenAI changed their business model to “limited profit.”
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“I’m still confused about how a non-profit organization that received donations of around US$ 100 million from me has now become a company with a valuation of US$ 30 billion. If this is legally valid, why isn’t everyone doing it,” said Musk.
According to Musk, he poured billions of US dollars into OpenAI to “balance” Google’s dominance with an open-source technology that is free for everyone to use. Therefore, he was surprised when OpenAI was actually familiar with a giant company like Microsoft.
“OpenAI was created as open source [makanya diberi nama ‘Open’ – AI], a non-profit company to counter Google. Now turned into a ‘closed-source’ company aimed at maximizing profits that is effectively controlled by Microsoft. “Not my goal at all,” Musk said in February 2023.
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