Elon Musk drops OpenAI lawsuit

Elon Musk has withdrawn his breach of contract lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman, accusing them of abandoning their original mission to prioritize AI research for the good of humanity over profit. Musk’s attorneys did not provide a reason for dropping the lawsuit, according to Reuters.

The withdrawal comes after Musk criticized a partnership between Apple and OpenAI in a series of tweets.

This ends a months-long legal battle between Musk and the company he co-founded in 2015 but left due to disagreements over control.

The legal battle revealed emails showing Musk agreeing with the company’s plan to raise more money and move away from open-source releases of its products.