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Decoding Elon Musk's Hilariously Flawed Case Against OpenAI




Elon Musk is taking OpenAI to court today, claiming some pretty wild stuff. He says that GPT-4 is more than just smart; it's actually as smart as a human. He's basically saying that OpenAI, led by Sam Altman, isn't really a charity for the greater good of humanity like it claims. Instead, Musk thinks they're just another tech company trying to make a ton of money. And you know what? He might have a point there!


But here's the thing: Musk isn't exactly the most reliable guy when it comes to these matters. His lawyers seem to think it's more profitable to file lawsuits than to stick to the facts.


Let's break down the lawsuit. Musk says OpenAI breached a contract. But here's the kicker: there's no actual contract! Musk talks about a "Founding Agreement," but there's no solid proof of its existence. They're going off vibes from emails, which isn't exactly a legal foundation.


Then there's this whole thing about an email exchange between Altman and Musk where they talk about using AI for the world's good. Musk says it's like a contract, but most lawyers would scratch their heads at that idea.


The lawsuit gets even weirder with something called "promissory estoppel," which is a fancy legal term but hardly ever comes up in real life. Musk's claim is basically that he trusted OpenAI's promises when he donated money, even though there was no formal agreement. It's pretty hilarious, to be honest.


And the rest of the lawsuit? Well, it's a bit of a mess. There are some state claims and a desperate attempt at an "accounting" claim, where Musk thinks OpenAI owes him money. But expecting a nonprofit to pay back donations? That's a stretch.


In the end, this lawsuit might become a case study in law schools because OpenAI will probably respond with a motion to dismiss the whole thing. It's like something out of a law school exam rather than a serious lawsuit.

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