Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI

Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI

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Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, accusing the company of a breach of contract and allegedly abandoning its mission of creating AI technology to benefit humanity.

Musk’s decision to withdraw the lawsuit, filed in a California state court in February, comes just one day before a scheduled hearing, where the judge would review OpenAI’s request to dismiss the case. It’s also one day after Musk said he would ban Apple devices at his companies if the company integrates OpenAI’s technology into the iPhone and Mac “at a system level,” among other bizarre threats.

His lawsuit alleged that OpenAI breached an agreement reached with Musk and other founding members, all of whom committed to making OpenAI a…

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