Musk says he donated $100M to ChatGPT when it was a non profit
Nobody knew ChatGPT a few years ago but it gained immense popularity in a very short duration of time. With passing days the visits to the ChatGPT site are increasing and are likely to go high until a rival arrives. OpenAI, which developed ChatGPT, was founded in December 2015 by Sam Altman, Greg Bockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba, and Elon Musk. You read it right, Musk was also on the founding team of this research organization. But Musk has mostly been found criticizing OpenAI sometime for its issue and sometimes for its challenging intelligence.
And Musk again grabbed eyeballs with his tweet in which he wrote ” I’m still confused as to how a nonprofit company to which I donated ~$100M somehow became a $30B market cap for profit. If this is legal, why doesn’t everyone do it?”. Now, this needed to be answered and ChatGPT answered it well.
Whenever you call Sam Altman to ask why OpenAI is no longer a non-profit or even “open” pic.twitter.com/TxMXR2Cf2d
— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) March 15, 2023
Alex Kehr, CEO of the mobile app Superlocal asked ChatGPT by mentioning the tweet Musk and got an impressive answer from it. In response, ChatGPT wrote that its nonprofit and for-profit entities are separate. It’s a for-profit subsidiary that is majorly owned by nonprofit organizations.
According to some reports Musk is in talks with AI researchers for creating an artificial intelligence research lab. One of the senior AI researchers at Google’s Deepmind Igor Babuschkin has been approached by Musk to lead his AI chatbot vision. This confirms the speculation though Bbuschkin has not agreed yet according to The Information.