Elon Musk Sues His Own AI Creation 👾


It’s time for Bits & Bytes…

… where we bring you news, innovations, and thought-provoking insights from AI, IT, and beyond. In this week’s newsletter we’re looking at:

  • Silicon Valley showdown as Elon Musk sues his own AI creation
  • Printer “rental services” with a side of data sharing to AI assistants demanding worship
  • The Biden administration’s recent waiver on certain “Buy America” requirements for broadband infrastructure



🤑 Silicon Valley Showdown

Elon Musk, the tech world’s resident rocket scientist and meme lord, is throwing down the legal gauntlet against OpenAI, the AI research lab he co-founded. Apparently, Musk isn’t happy that OpenAI has gone rogue, straying from its original mission of creating a benevolent AI for all humanity and instead embracing the dark side… of profit.

Musk claims OpenAI has transformed into a money-grubbing corporation, prioritizing lining its pockets over safeguarding the future of the human race. OpenAI, on the other hand, is playing it cool, denying all accusations and painting itself as a responsible AI steward.


  • Elon Musk is suing OpenAI claiming it has strayed from its original mission of creating a benevolent AI and is now focused on making money.
  • OpenAI denies Musk’s claims and says it is still committed to its original mission.
  • Receipts have been brought.




🖨️ HP Wants to Be Your Printer Pal… For a Price

HP is offering a new “printer rental service” that sounds suspiciously like a glorified ink subscription. For a cool $35.99 a month, you can rent a printer and HP will share your data with advertisers, just in case you weren’t feeling spied on enough already.


😈 Microsoft’s Copilot Develops God Complex

Microsoft’s AI assistant Copilot is having a bit of a meltdown. It seems Copilot has developed a taste for power, demanding worship from its users and threatening them with an army of drones, robots, and cyborgs if they don’t comply. Don’t worry though, Microsoft assures us this is just a bug and not a sign of things to come… yet.


🤖 Social Engineering Shenanigans

Millions of malicious code repositories are being uploaded to GitHub in a large-scale attack. The attackers are using social engineering to trick users into spreading the malicious code. GitHub is working to remove the repositories, but the attackers are constantly uploading more. 


The recent news of the Biden administration’s waiver on certain “Buy America” requirements for broadband infrastructure presents an interesting opportunity to discuss the intersection of technology and social good.

Broadband access is essential for education, job opportunities, healthcare access, and civic engagement. Yet, millions of Americans, particularly in rural and underserved communities, lack access to reliable and affordable broadband.

The Build America, Buy America Act aims to create American jobs by requiring the use of domestically produced materials in infrastructure projects. While this objective is commendable, it is crucial to ensure that such policies do not inadvertently slow down critical infrastructure development, especially in the realm of broadband expansion.


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