Once united over the future of artificial intelligence, they have become increasingly estranged over the years.
A decade ago, Elon Musk and Sam Altman bonded over a shared concern about the dangers of artificial intelligence. That led them in 2015 to create OpenAI, a nonprofit A.I. lab that had the aim of benefiting humanity.
In 2018, Mr. Musk departed OpenAI after a power struggle with Mr. Altman. Mr. Musk later expressed dismay that the lab had turned into a for-profit company. Over the […] What Elon Musk and Sam Altman Said About Each Other – The New York Times
In his lawsuit against OpenAI and its chief executive, Sam Altman, Mr. Musk relies on a provocative paper from the start-up’s closest partner.
Karen Weise reported from Seattle, and Cade Metz from San Francisco.
When Elon Musk sued OpenAI and its chief executive, Sam Altman, for breach of contract on Thursday, he turned claims by the start-up’s closest partner, Microsoft, into a weapon.
He repeatedly cited a contentious but highly influential paper written by researchers and top executives […] Why Elon Musk's OpenAI Lawsuit Leans on A.I. Research From Microsoft
Mr. Musk says in his complaint that the company’s technology is now so good that it must be made freely available to the public — and held back from Microsoft.
It would be easy to dismiss Elon Musk’s lawsuit against OpenAI as a case of sour grapes.
Mr. Musk sued OpenAI this week, accusing the company of breaching the terms of its founding agreement and violating its founding principles. In his telling, OpenAI was established as a nonprofit that would build powerful A.I. systems for the […] The Paradox at the Heart of Elon Musk's OpenAI Lawsuit – The New York Times
Artificial intelligence’s booming growth is radically reshaping an already red-hot data center market, raising questions about whether these sites can be operated sustainably.
The carbon footprint from the construction of data centers and the racks of expensive computer equipment is substantial, and the sites’ power needs have grown considerably.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times
West Texas, from the oil rigs of the Permian Basin to the wind turbines twirling above the High Plains, has […] A.I. Frenzy Complicates Efforts to Keep Power-Hungry Data Sites Green – The New York Times