Many already know ChatGPT, its incredible uses and surely they have already used it. However, there are still doubts about its existence, such as who its creator was or even why the name Elon Musk always comes up when talking about this chatbot.
Little by little, ChatGPT is becoming the definitive artificial intelligence tool —although there is still a long way to go.
The OpenAI viral chatbot has been the talk of half the world, but some have many doubts regarding its origin.
OpenAI was established in 2015 as a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, according to the official blog. The company has been working behind the scenes on artificial intelligence but ChatGPT has put this company in the media spotlight.
Who created ChatGPT? Who is its owner? And, most importantly, why does the name of Elon Musk always come up when talking about this tool or the developer company?
Who created and who is the owner of ChatGPT?
OpenAI is proprietary to ChatGPT. It was founded on December 11, 2015 by Sam Altman (former president of Y Combinator) and Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla).
The other OpenAI co-founders are Peter Thiel, Jessica Livingstone, Greg Brockman and Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder). Here are some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley.
Taking this into account, It has been OpenAI who created this chatbot And for nearly a decade, the company has worked on the GPT family of large language models to power this and other tools, with the brand-new release of GPT-4 recently.
Is ChatGPT owned by Elon Musk?
ChatGPT is not owned by Elon Musk. While Musk was one of the co-founders of OpenAI and reportedly provided seed funding to the tune of $100 million, the organization operates independently and is not owned by any individual.
Musk left the company in 2018. A Semafor report claims that he proposed to take control of OpenAI and run it himself because he believed he was falling behind search engine giant Google. But his proposal was rejected by Sam Altman and the other founders, so he walked away.
In a 2019 tweet explaining his departure, Elon Musk said he wanted to focus on the problems at Tesla and SpaceX and parted ways with the company in a good way.
However, this changed its tone in February 2023, when publicly criticized OpenAI for becoming a “closed source, maximum profit” company that is under the control of Microsoft.
During an exclusive Fox News interview in April 2023, the billionaire announced that he will launch his own AI platform called TruthGPT, a “truth-seeking ultimate AI,” to challenge Microsoft and Google’s AI firm and provide users a “third option”.
ChatGPT has become very popular among users all over the world and this tech company has done an outstanding job in bringing artificial intelligence to the broad public. Now many are thinking: What will be the next OpenAI revolution?