OpenAI hits back in Elon Musk lawsuits

ALSO: The impact of AI-powered robotics, and a PR disaster

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OpenAI is spilling the tea and showing up with receipts. The company behind ChatGPT has responded to Elon Musk’s recent lawsuit and didn’t hold back any punches in revealing their side of the story.

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  • OpenAI hits back in Elon Musk lawsuit

  • How to test multiple AI chatbots simultaneously

  • Chart: How AI-powered robotics will impact productivity

  • The biggest funding deals in AI this week

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OpenAI hits back in Elon Musk lawsuit

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What happened

Elon Musk sued OpenAI in a lawsuit last week that alleged that the startup had abandoned its original mission and started chasing profits instead. OpenAI has now responded to the lawsuit in full force with some startling claims of what went down behind the scenes.

What was said

In a blog posted yesterday, OpenAI claim that after initial discussions around fundraising, all parties - including Musk - came to an understanding that OpenAI would need to pivot to a for-profit structure to raise the billions necessary to achieve its mission.

OpenAI alleges that Musk wanted to acquire complete control of the company or have it be merged with Tesla. OpenAI asserts that they couldn’t agree to terms on a for-profit with Musk because they felt it was against the mission for any individual to have absolute control. They claim Musk decided to leave OpenAI to build his own AI competitor within Tesla after stating that OpenAI’s “probability of success was 0.”

OpenAI argues that Musk understood that the company’s mission did not imply open-sourcing AGI. OpenAI shared several alleged images of email conversations between the parties to back their claims.

Why it matters

The stakes couldn’t be higher. Markets expect generative AI to be one of the biggest driving forces for the global economy in the coming years, and OpenAI is the poster child of the gen AI wave. With lawsuits from Musk, the New York Times, and others, OpenAI finds itself under attack on multiple fronts.


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How to test multiple AI chatbots simultaneously

If you need to compare outputs from various AI chatbots or find which one fits your needs best, try Poe. It’s a chatbot platform that gives you access to most major AI chatbots in one place.

  • Go to the Poe website and sign up

  • Once you’re logged in, click on Your bots in the tab on the left of your screen

  • Scroll through the list of available chatbots and pick one you want to test

  • Type your prompt in the text box at the bottom of your screen and wait for the response

Poe lets you try chatbots powered by most of the major AI models, like OpenAI’s GPT-4, Google’s Gemini Pro, Anthropic’s Claude 3, Meta’s Llama 70B and more.

We’ve found that different chatbots have different strengths. For example, in our tests we saw that Llama 70b Groq performs best in terms of speed, Gemini does well with retrieving recent news, and GPT-4 performs well as an all rounder.

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How AI-powered robotics will impact productivity

Source: Ark Invest

Investment firm Ark Invest believes that recent breakthroughs in AI and computer vision will enable robots to operate cost-effectively in unstructured environments, which will unlock significant productivity gains and new revenue opportunities.

Ark estimates that the revenue opportunity from household robotics and manufacturing robotics to be in the region of $24 Trillion. Ark invests in disruptive innovation companies and has made several similar bold predictions in the past, with a mixed track record when it comes to results.


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The biggest funding deals in AI this week

  • Tech giant Alibaba invests $600M in Chinese AI startup MiniMax, in a deal that values the startup at $2.5B. Minimax builds ChatGPT-like services.

  • Blackrock invests $75M in RapidSOS, an AI startup that helps emergency response teams.

  • AI productivity startup Ema announces $25M raise to build a ‘Universal AI employee.’

  • Overjet, an AI platform for dentists, has raised $53.2 million in Series C funding, marking the largest ever AI investment in the dental field.

  • Baseten raises $40M to make it easier for companies to deploy AI applications.


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