Elon Musk may be visionary, but he’s not always right. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella alluded in an interview broadcast on Tuesday, challenging Musk’s claim that Microsoft effectively controls ChatGPT maker OpenAI.
recently CNBC In an interview, the Tesla president claimed that he was the main reason OpenAI existed and that he had a big say in the name and adoption of OpenAI. Musk, who co-founded OpenAI in 2015 but stepped down from the board in 2018, claims Microsoft’s $1 billion investment in the startup gave it undue influence over the company’s direction and mission. Was. He also expressed concern about the potential dangers of AI and advocated delaying its development.
But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a different opinion. He said Musk’s statements were “factually false” and that Microsoft had no control over OpenAI’s mission or governance. He said he respected Mr. Musk, but he was wrong. He also praised the commercial partnership between OpenAI and Microsoft, which allows AI companies to take advantage of Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure.
Microsoft’s CEO further denied both claims, going further by saying that smaller companies have a great opportunity to compete in AI with big companies like him and Alphabet’s Google.
OpenAI is independent and mission driven. Nadella said OpenAI is “firmly grounded in its mission to be governed by a nonprofit board” and that Microsoft has a “non-controlling interest” and a “great commercial partnership” with OpenAI. .
AI is not a winner-takes-all game. Nadella said whether small businesses can get into AI “will depend on product and market fit” and there’s no guarantee that Microsoft and Google will be “the only he’s two games in town”. Stated. He cited search as an example of how AI has created new competition in a field dominated by Google’s engine, with Bing and ChatGPT as emerging competitors. He also said that this should be celebrated because “there are many others who have entered the search market.”
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