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ChatGPT maker OpenAI fires CEO Sam Altman for lack of candor with company

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Just few months he invited in many places to meet with officials and even countries leaders about future of AI, now just become another jobless ex-CEO? At least ChatGPT can be utilized, product that he's been promoting by asking prompt, "What ex-CEO that recently being fired can do?"

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There is a lot more to this.  Tech journalist Kara Swisher reported Saturday that the former CEO and co-founder of ChatGPT parent OpenAI, Sam Altman, is in discussions to return to the company that fired him Friday. Swisher writes that Altman “is ‘ambivalent’ about coming back and would want significant governance changes.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that it is OpenAI’s investors that are pushing for his return. Kara Swisher, who wrote on social media: “Sources tell me chief scientist Ilya Sutskever was at the center of this. Increasing tensions with Sam Altman and Greg Brockman over role and influence and he got the board on his side.”

A post yesterday from OpenAI President an co-founder Greg Brockman (who was also ousted) seems to confirm Sutskever as a prime mover.

“Last night, Sam got a text from Ilya asking to talk at noon Friday,” Brockman wrote. “Sam joined a Google Meet and the whole board, except Greg, was there. Ilya told Sam he was being fired and that the news was going out very soon.”

Stay tuned for more developments. Mr. Altman and Mr. Brockman could just as easily peel off some of OpenAIs best minds and start a competitor. Stranger things have happened.

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Stay tuned for more developments. Mr. Altman and Mr. Brockman could just as easily peel off some of OpenAIs best minds and start a competitor. Stranger things have happened.

Seems Ilya Sutskever, the actual brains and head researcher and not a marketer or financier, may have been behind Altman's ouster.

https://futurism.com/sam-altman-imply-openai-building-god

I would have been less surprised had OpenAI announced they had successfully created a true Artificial General Intelligence.

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I would have been less surprised had OpenAI announced they had successfully created a true Artificial General Intelligence.

Artificial General Intelligence is another chimera, like the famous "cure to cancer".

AGI is an asymptotic result, and cannot therefore be reached in a finite amount of time. That doesn't mean that AI tools won't improve though.

As for "intelligence", ChatGPT passed the Turing test a while ago.

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The man with no eyebrows know ai.

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I wonder if there’s some gaslighting going on here. Apparently Altman is more concerned than the board and investors about the dangers of AI from bad actors and has shared that with people in DC because there is no regulatory framework.

A knee-jerk reaction to fallout from some (inevitable) atrocious things that will germinate in the wild could spill over to dampen the development by serious people of serious applications.

Never underestimate the capacity of companies and people to justify evil for money. Just look at the history of Google.

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The blackhand of Microshaft is all over this second instalment (bringing Altman back).

Altman + MS = Commercial, for profit, and OpenAI has been anything but 'open'.

There's even talks Altman wants to step on nVidia's turf by designing its own chip, so good luck with that.

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Damn I thought it was bad when I could no longer trust photos once digital was here(& I love photography!) was here, but now with AI, you really cannot trust anything, we have no idea what, where & how AI is going to screw up societies worldwide.....

The Geni is out of the bottle with AI....... I feel sorry for young people, tech has & is destroying people much more than helping them, with AI this IS going to get a LOT LOT worse.....

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OpenAI’s key business partner, Microsoft, which has invested billions of dollars into the startup and helped provide the computing power to run its AI systems, said that the transition won’t affect its relationship.

“We have a long-term partnership with OpenAI and Microsoft remains committed to Mira and their team as we bring this next era of AI to our customers,” said an emailed Microsoft statement.

Here is were the controlling interests/governance begin and ends.

Microsoft billions of investment, would always come with strings, iron clad proviso.

It, at least appears to be co founders Sam Altman, Greg Brockman have been let go from future association with OpenAI.

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Atlman and OpenAI co-founder Brockman have been hired by Microsoft, who are hedging their bets no matter what happens with OpenAI

OpenAI staff now demanding the board resign

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