Elon Musk Withdraws Lawsuit Against OpenAI Over Alleged Breach of Humanity Pledge

Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI alleging breach of humanity pledge. The legal dispute ends as Musk's lawyers request dismissal.
Elon Musk Withdraws Lawsuit Against OpenAI Over Alleged Breach of Humanity Pledge

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI and its co-founders, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, in which he accused the startup of deviating from its commitment to advancing artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of humanity.


According to court filings, Musk's lawyers in the United States requested a California judge to dismiss the suit without providing a reason for the withdrawal.


In his lawsuit filed in February, Musk contended that OpenAI breached its founding agreement by prioritizing profit over the altruistic goal of promoting AI for the greater good when it entered into an investment deal with Microsoft.


Musk alleged that OpenAI's alignment with Microsoft transformed it into a closed-source subsidiary, contrary to its stated mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity.


Responding to Musk's claims, OpenAI dismissed the allegations as "contrived," asserting that they had no founding agreement or contractual obligations with Musk. The California-based startup accused Musk of attempting to capitalize on its achievements after witnessing its technological advancements.


Musk, who was one of the co-founders of OpenAI in 2015, parted ways with the company in 2018. He subsequently launched his own AI startup, xAI.


Meanwhile, OpenAI's rival announced last month that it had secured $6 billion in funding from various investors, including venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Saudi Arabian investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.