- Sam Altman rejected Elon Musk’s criticism that OpenAI is now pursuing “maximum-profit.”
- OpenAI’s CEO stated on Kara Swisher’s podcast that Musk has “his type” however “he does actually care.”
Sam Altman hit again at OpenAI cofounder Elon Musk’s criticism that the ChatGPT creator had develop into a “most revenue firm” amid its multi-billion greenback partnership with Microsoft.
The OpenAI CEO stated his firm is “impartial” from Microsoft, and famous that the massive tech large would not have a seat on OpenAI’s board.
Altman made the feedback on an episode of the “On With Kara Swisher” podcast that was posted on Thursday, and was responding to Musk’s complaint on Twitter final month that OpenAI “has develop into a closed supply, maximum-profit firm successfully managed by Microsoft.”
“Most of that isn’t true, and I believe Elon is aware of that,” Altman stated on Swisher’s podcast.
However, he stated they’d talked, and recommended that Musk’s rebuke got here from a spot of concern.
“To say a optimistic factor about Elon, I believe he actually does care a few good future with AGI,” stated Altman, referring to an abbreviation for synthetic normal intelligence, a purpose of making AI able to “considering” like people.
“I imply, he is a jerk, no matter else you wish to say about him — he has a method that isn’t a method that I would wish to have for myself,” Altman advised Swisher. “However I believe he does actually care, and he’s feeling very harassed about what the longer term’s going to appear like for humanity.”
Musk didn’t reply to Insider’s emailed requests for remark. Representatives for Microsoft didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.
A consultant for OpenAI declined to remark earlier than Altman’s remarks to Swisher.
OpenAI launched GPT-4 this month, describing it as a major development over prior variations, and touting its skill to excel in a wide range of main exams together with the SAT and the bar examination.
GPT-4 is accessible for these with the $20/month ChatGPT plus subscription, although there is a waitlist for the GPT-4 API.
Altman additionally advised Swisher that the corporate was making an attempt to measure the dangers of AI with its advantages in structuring how it’s releasing the instruments to the general public.
“I do not assume it could be good proper now for us to open-source GPT-4, for instance,” he advised Swisher. “I believe that may trigger some extent of havoc on this planet, or a minimum of there’s an opportunity of that — we will not make sure that it would not.”