Earlier this month, Altman hosted OpenAI’s first developer conference and announced plans to create an app store for AI agents built on the technology. Mr. Altman also sought funding from Middle Eastern state investors to develop AI chips to compete with Nvidia. according to To Bloomberg.This information was previously report Altman was reportedly exploring the possibility of working with former Apple designer Jony Ive to develop AI-oriented hardware with funding from SoftBank.
Disagreements over the issue of prioritizing the safe development of AI previously led several prominent OpenAI researchers to leave the company and form a competing company, Anthropic.
The development of GPT-4, OpenAI’s most powerful large-scale language model, has sparked an unprecedented debate about the potential for AI to advance beyond human control. In July, Sutskever said:Super aligned groupAt OpenAI, we are dedicated to creating “technological breakthroughs to manipulate and control AI systems that are much smarter than we are.”
Altman spoke at the APEC CEO Summit in San Francisco last week. shown The company is said to have been developing a more powerful successor to GPT-4. “For the fourth time in OpenAI’s history, most recently in the last few weeks, I’ve been able to be there when we push back the veil of ignorance and advance the frontiers of discovery. ” he said. .
Many in the tech industry have spoken out in support of Altman and criticized the actions of OpenAI’s board.
“What happened today with OpenAI is the biggest board coup since 1985, when the then-Apple board ousted Steve Jobs,” said angel investor Ron Conway. I wrote to X. “It’s shocking. It’s irresponsible. And it’s not being done right by Sam and Greg and all his OpenAI builders.”
“Sam Altman is my hero” former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Posted. “He built a company worth $90 billion from the ground up and changed our world forever. I can’t wait to see what he does next.”
OpenAI announced that Altman will be replaced by former OpenAI CTO Mira Murati, who will serve as interim CEO while the company searches for a permanent replacement.
Some OpenAI employees seem to suggest that Murati may have been the company’s de facto leader for some time.
“In the madness of ChatGPT formation, @miramurati He was the one making the final decisions in our daily stand-ups,” said Evan Morikawa, Engineering Manager at OpenAI. I wrote to X. “She has led this company for many years, and I know she will continue to do a great job here.”
Altman, who has little financial interest in OpenAI, suggested to X in the hours after his firing that he might reveal more about the circumstances of his resignation. “If I start to fall from grace, the OpenAI board will come after me for all of my stock.” he wrote