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Indian-Origin Billionaire Vinod Khosla Calls Elon Musk’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI “Sour Grapes,” Tesla Owner Reacts



Indian-Origin Billionaire Vinod Khosla Calls Elon Musk's Lawsuit Against OpenAI "Sour Grapes," Tesla Owner Reacts

Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and X, is going to sue OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, claiming betrayal of the ChatGPT maker’s aims and has filed a 46-page long lawsuit Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco.

The long-simmering feud between Musk and the startup he co-founded has finally burst into the open.

OpenAI has become the artificial intelligence startup, face of AI, and this has been possible due to billions of dollars in funding from Microsoft.


Musk, for his part, has started his own version of xAI, launched last July 2023.

Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla has dubbed Elon Musk’s lawsuit against OpenAI as an instance of ‘sour grapes’.

He also said that the Tesla boss did not start work on the Artificial Intelligence game early enough.


However, it must be remembered that when it was a nonprofit organization, Elon Musk was its largest donor.

However, when OpenAI transformed from a non-profit to a private enterprise in 2019, Vinod Khosla started investing heavily in the venture and was the first venture capitalist to invest in OpenAI.

The lawsuit by Elon Musk accused OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, of focusing more on profits and diverting from its original path of benefiting humanity.


The lawsuit also claimed a breach of contract and indicted Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman of approaching Elon Musk and promising to make OpenAI an open-source non-profit company but later deviating from the path and now focusing on making money.

Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla has come down heavily on Elon Musk and in a post on X said,

“With Elon Musk, feels like a bit of sour grapes in suing OpenAI, not getting in early enough, not staying committed and now a rival effort. Like they say, if you can’t innovate, litigate and that’s what we have here. Elon of old would be building with us to hit the same goal,”

On his part, Elon Musk tersely said that Vinod does not know what he is saying.


OpenAI’s top executives have completely rejected the charges made by Musk in his lawsuit and in a statement reiterated that OpenAI remains an independent entity fully committed to the benefit of humanity and its task of achieving artificial general intelligence in its products is still unachieved.

Chief strategy officer Jason Kwon said in a memo to employees,

“[Musk’s] allegations — including claims that GPT-4 is an AGI, that open-sourcing our technology is the key to the mission, and that we are a de facto subsidiary of Microsoft — do not reflect the reality of our work or mission.”

Also Read: Sam Altman Responds to Old X Thread Following Elon Musk’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI


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