Elon Musk fires fresh salvo at Sam Altman-run OpenAI's demo

Tesla chief not happy with ChatGPT maker's latest event

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Elon Musk's latest jibe at Sam Altman. — Reuters/File

Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, fired a fresh salvo at the Sam Altman-run OpenAI and said that the company’s launch event made him “cringe”.

In a post on X, the social media platform owned by Musk, author Ashley St Clair said that humans, with OpenAI, could now let AI perceive reality in real time for them and “we may have just replaced the post-truth era with something much worse.”

In response, NDTV reported, Musk, who has been a constant censurer of OpenAI, said the “demo made me cringe.”

To this, a user said: “Can't wait for the Grok (xAI) version of this demo.”

In March, billionaire Musk sued ChatGPT-maker OpenAI and its CEO, Altman, saying they abandoned the startup's original mission to develop artificial intelligence for the benefit of humanity and not for profit.

Days later, OpenAI hit back at Musk's claims with emails that showed the billionaire supported its plan to create a for-profit entity and wanted a merger that would make Tesla its "cash cow."

As per Altman, the tech billionaire had left OpenAI under the impression that the company would fall apart without him.

OpenAI on Monday released a higher performing and even more human-like version of the artificial intelligence technology that underpins its popular generative tool ChatGPT, making it free to all users.

The update to OpenAI’s flagship product landed a day before Google is expected to make its own announcements about Gemini, the search engine giant’s own AI tool that competes with ChatGPT head on.