OpenAI promised 20% of its computing power to combat the most dangerous kind of AI—but never delivered

OpenAI promised 20% of its computing power to combat the most dangerous kind of AI—but never delivered

In July 2023, OpenAI unveiled a new team dedicated to ensuring that future AI systems that might be more intelligent than all humans combined could be safely controlled. To signal how serious the company was about this goal, it publicly promised to dedicate 20% of its then-available computing resources to the effort. Now, less than …

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Scarlett Johansson ‘Shocked, Angered’ After OpenAI Bot Has Voice Eerily Like Hers

Scarlett Johansson ‘Shocked, Angered’ After OpenAI Bot Has Voice Eerily Like Hers

OpenAI pulled one of the voices from its latest iteration of ChatGPT after it drew comparisons to actress Scarlett Johansson and her role in the science fiction film, “Her.” The tech company unveiled a demonstration of its new GPT-4o voice-enabled chatbot last week, which is set for public release in the coming days. The new …

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Sam Altman takes nuclear startup Oklo public to power AI ambitions

Sam Altman takes nuclear startup Oklo public to power AI ambitions

On Friday, advanced nuclear fission company Oklo, for which Sam Altman serves as chairman, started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, which has yet to generate any revenue, went public through a special purpose acquisition company called AltC Acquisition Corp., founded and led by Altman. Under the ticker symbol “OKLO,” shares were …

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Sam Altman, others invest $20 million in AI data center energy startup

Sam Altman, others invest  million in AI data center energy startup

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman during the OpenAI DevDay event on November 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) An energy startup aimed at cleaning up artificial intelligence’s massive use of electricity is getting a multi-million dollar boost from investors, including the AI industry’s top leader. TSMC beat on Q2 sales expectations …

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OpenAI Hosts Corporate Executives to Demonstrate ChatGPT

OpenAI Hosts Corporate Executives to Demonstrate ChatGPT

OpenAI is reportedly stepping up its efforts to sell its artificial intelligence services to corporates worldwide. The company’s CEO, Sam Altman, hosted meetings this month in San Francisco, New York and London, each of which was attended by more than 100 corporate executives, Reuters reported Friday (April 12). The executives were from Fortune 500 companies in finance, healthcare, energy …

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OpenAI’s Sam Altman Seeking Global Support for AI Infrastructure

OpenAI’s Sam Altman Seeking Global Support for AI Infrastructure

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is reportedly meeting with government and industry officials in several countries in an effort to support the building of infrastructure for artificial intelligence (AI). The talks encompass the need for chips, energy and data centers, Bloomberg reported Wednesday (April 10), citing unnamed sources. OpenAI believes that one of the biggest challenges facing the tech …

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OpenAI wants Tesla staff, so Musk is poaching them first

OpenAI wants Tesla staff, so Musk is poaching them first

Is Sam Altman’s OpenAI, the world leader in generative artificial intelligence, trying to poach staff away from Tesla’s Autopilot team?  Elon Musk certainly wants people to think so. After news emerged on Wednesday that Tesla’s Ethan Knight became the carmaker’s fourth engineer to join to Musk’s latest startup, xAI, the centibillionaire claimed his employee was planning to defect …

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Sam Altman Removed as Head of OpenAI VC Fund

Sam Altman Removed as Head of OpenAI VC Fund

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman no longer controls the company’s venture capital fund. The artificial intelligence (AI) company has changed the fund’s governance, removing Altman as its head and as a general partner, Reuters reported Monday (April 1), citing a securities filing.  According to the report, the change came after Altman’s ownership of the OpenAI Startup Fund …

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How The Generative AI Backlash Took Over The Internet

How The Generative AI Backlash Took Over The Internet

The backlash against Generative AI is growing getty AI-generated media — images, music, writing and video — has steadily spread through the web, and the internet is becoming stranger by the day. The Dead Internet Theory is manifesting into reality and conspiracy theories are thriving, boosted by the rise of deepfake imagery and video. The …

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