Open AI: Nuclear Chip Shop

IIn just a few days, US tech startup Open AI has pulled off a cinematic leadership feat. If you had asked his voice chatbot ChatGPT regularly since Friday what Sam Altman does for a living, the answers would have been in chronological order: Open AI boss – unemployed – Microsoft manager – but Open AI boss again.

One could simply laugh at this if it were not for the creators of a language model that has kept the world on edge since its inception almost exactly a year ago. Altman himself equated the danger to humanity posed by this new generative artificial intelligence to nuclear weapons. And the San Francisco company, a key player in the technology race, appears to be worse run than any chip shop.

But the chaos in leadership also brought clarity. In the future, Open AI will no longer be able to hide behind the guise of the non-profit organization under which it was once founded. Supporters of Altman’s line of commercialization clearly won the power struggle. This course has already been accepted with the support of Microsoft.

The tech giant has now integrated ChatGPT into many products and has become dependent on it. You can imagine CEO Nadella’s panic when he was caught off guard by Altman’s firing. If 90 percent of employees actually left Open AI (under threat), it would be a perfect disaster for Microsoft.

Failures of the boards of directors of young American companies have already been observed in the cases of Elon Musk and Tesla. They have friends and like-minded people, and often have little to oppose their charismatic founding bosses. The fact that people like former Treasury Secretary and Obama adviser Larry Summers or tech entrepreneur Bret Taylor are now joining the Open AI committee while Altman will not be a member at least provides hope for better and more transparent corporate governance after the recent crisis. capers.

Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine

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