China News Service, San Francisco, March 1. American entrepreneur Elon Musk sued the American artificial intelligence company "Open Artificial Intelligence Research Center" (OpenAI) and its CEO Sam in the San Francisco High Court on February 29, local time. Altman and others said they were developing artificial intelligence for profit rather than "the good of humanity" and asked the company to share the technology.

  Altman and OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman approached Musk in 2015 and agreed to set up a nonprofit lab to develop general artificial intelligence for the "benefit of humanity," according to the lawsuit.

The lab will open up its technology, which means sharing its underlying software code.

  The indictment alleges that the company created a for-profit business unit and restricted the use of its technology by others.

Under a new board of directors, the company is developing and refining general artificial intelligence to maximize Microsoft's profits, not for the "benefit of humanity."

OpenAI has transformed into a de facto closed-source subsidiary of Microsoft.

  Musk accused OpenAI and Altman of breach of contract and fiduciary duties and unfair business practices.

Brockman is also named as a defendant.

Musk demanded that OpenAI open up its technology and that Altman and others repay the funds he provided.

  The lawsuit documents say that from 2016 to 2020, Musk invested more than $44 million in OpenAI and provided support in leasing office space and recruiting talents at the beginning of the company's establishment.

Without its participation and support, OpenAI "will most likely never get off the ground."

  Musk has repeatedly warned in public that the rapid development of artificial intelligence will pose a huge existential threat to mankind. The development of artificial intelligence needs to be suspended and the industry needs to be strengthened.

In July last year, Musk announced the establishment of artificial intelligence startup xAI.

In November of that year, he announced that xAI had launched its first artificial intelligence model, Grok.