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It looks like Elon Musk isn't happy about Microsoft exclusively licensing OpenAI's text-generating software

Added 09-25-20 08:14:02am EST - “"This does seem like the opposite of open. OpenAI is essentially captured by Microsoft," tweeted Elon Musk.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “It looks like Elon Musk isn't happy about Microsoft exclusively licensing OpenAI's text-generating software”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It looks like Elon Musk is increasingly unhappy with OpenAI, the AI research firm he helped found five years ago.

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it was exclusively licensing GPT-3, a natural language AI-powered tool made by OpenAI.

The announcement was met with some dismay on Twitter from users who had thought OpenAI's mission statement was to make technologies like GPT-3 widely available. Elon Musk, who cofounded the company in 2015 as a non-profit AI research body, was among those who criticized the deal.

"This does seem like the opposite of open. OpenAI is essentially captured by Microsoft," he said.

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott said in a blog post the company was licensing the software to "leverage its technical innovations to develop and deliver advanced AI solutions for our customers, as well as create new solutions that harness the amazing power of advanced natural language generation."

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