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What’s been going on at the company behind ChatGPT – and why it matters
November 20, 2023
Contributed by: Bill Russell
Sam Altman's removal as OpenAI CEO causes Silicon Valley stir. Altman, lead role in AI revolution, outrages staff with abrupt dismissal. OpenAI developed ChatGPT and Dall-E, creating AI-built images and convincing text; valued at $80bn pre-firing. Board cites lack of candidness as Altman's downfall, amid concerns of over-quick AI progression. Altman reportedly in talks with Jony Ive for AI hardware venture; plans for AI system development chips. With attempted reinstatement by Microsoft and team, Altman heads Microsoft's new advanced AI research unit. Possible Microsoft OpenAI buyout faces regulatory scrutiny. Disgruntled OpenAI staff and researchers likely to follow Altman to Microsoft; work on advanced AI expected to continue. Altman aims for AGI creation, benefit realization; OpenAI retains ChatGPT models. Elon Musk's xAI unveils AI chatbot Grok.