Is A Reconciliation Between Elon Musk And Larry Page On The Horizon? Tesla CEO Open To Rekindling Friendship With Google Co-founder

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to mend his strained relationship with Google‘s co-founder Larry Page.

What Happened: Musk disclosed this desire during a recent episode of the Lex Fridman podcast, where he also touched upon the Israel-Hamas war and the upcoming 2024 presidential elections, among other things.

"I would like to be friends again with Larry. I haven’t seen him in ages. We were friends for a very long time,” Musk said, remembering his friendship with the Alphabet co-founder.

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The rift between Musk and Page, dating back to 2013, reportedly originated from their contrasting perspectives on the Microsoft-backed OpenAI, an entity co-founded by Musk along with Sam Altman.

The tension heightened when Musk discouraged DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis from forging a deal with Google in 2014, where Page was then serving as CEO.

"The future of AI should not be controlled by Larry," Musk told Hassabis.

Musk has previously mentioned his strained ties with Page. He earlier revealed to Tucker Carlson that Page "doesn’t want to talk to me anymore" and "got very upset with me about OpenAI."

Musk is currently leading a novel AI venture, xAI, which recently unveiled a generative AI chatbot named Grok.

Apart from opening up about the frostiness in his friendship with Page, Musk also spoke on several other topics. This included a unique solution to the Israel-Hamas conflict, which involves Israel engaging in "conspicuous acts of kindness" to thwart Hamas.

Musk also tackled a critical topic – the upcoming 2024 presidential election and the role of X.

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