OpenAI was created in 2015 by a collection of renowned technological executives, including Elon Musk, to support and create benevolent AI for the benefit of humankind. OpenAI has received money from various sources, including a $1 billion investment from Microsoft in 2019.
While OpenAI has declared that its purpose is not mainly profit-driven, the group has undertaken several economic endeavours, including building AI models for commercial uses and providing consultancy services to businesses. The presence of Microsoft as an investor does not necessarily imply that OpenAI’s aim has shifted. Still, it does indicate that the company is engaging in various activities to achieve its goals.
Elon Musk’s tweet on Microsoft for ChatGPT
Elon Musk reacted to a tweet that suggested that Musk co-founded OpenAI. However, he argues that artificial intelligence is ‘one of the biggest hazards to civilisation and has to be regulated.’ The Twitter owner said that OpenAI is no longer what he wanted it to be and has morphed into a ‘maximum-profit enterprise effectively controlled by Microsoft.’
OpenAI was founded as an open-source (thus the term “Open” AI), non-profit corporation
“OpenAI was founded as an open-source (thus the term “Open” AI), non-profit corporation to compete with Google. But it has now evolved into a closed source, the maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft. OpenAI proclaimed itself a “for-profit” firm in 2019 and worked with Microsoft and other large corporations. Microsoft has increased its cooperation with OpenAI, as announced in a news release. Since its establishment, OpenAI has created several AI tools, including ChatGPT and DALL.E. Both are popular and are used worldwide.
Following the introduction of the agreement, Microsoft launched its ChatGPT-powered search engine, the new Bing. The search engine is currently under testing, but several users have claimed that it returns unexpected and weird results. From breaking up marriages to boasting that it was sentient,’ the new Bing has generated quite a few headlines in the last few days.