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Elon Musk Announces Open-Source Release of AI Model “Grok”

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Elon Musk, the founder of xAI, shared on Monday that his artificial intelligence (AI) company will make its chatbot, Grok, open-source. Grok was introduced last year and is set to become accessible to the public through open-source availability.

Elon Musk Announces Open-Source Release of AI Model "Grok"

This announcement follows Musk’s recent legal action against OpenAI, a company he helped establish. Musk alleges that OpenAI has strayed from its original mission to develop AI for the benefit of humanity and has become a closed-source subsidiary of Microsoft, the world’s largest technology company.

OpenAI responded to Musk’s claims, stating that it remains committed to ensuring that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity. The company acknowledged the need for more resources than initially anticipated, leading to the decision to involve a for-profit entity, as agreed upon with Musk in 2017.

Legal experts suggest Musk may face challenges in proving OpenAI’s deviation from its mission. The focus is on whether GPT-4, licensed by OpenAI, qualifies as artificial general intelligence. AGI is characterized as an AI capable of performing tasks as well as or better than humans across a broad spectrum.

Musk’s lawsuit has the potential to impact OpenAI’s standing in the industry, diverting resources and potentially damaging its reputation. Muddu Sudhakar, CEO of the AI firm Aisera, noted concerns among customers, particularly in light of the previous sudden changes in OpenAI’s leadership.

Musk continues to express his discontent with OpenAI on social media. In response to a suggestion that OpenAI should also open-source its ChatGPT model, Musk replied, “OpenAI is a lie.” The developments in this legal and technological saga are closely watched by industry observers and AI enthusiasts alike.

Source: Pymnts