Episode 577: Just A Quick Recap

All about the last week of OpenAI news: Sam Altman’s firing, board upheaval, Microsoft’s influence on the future of the company, and Sam Altman returning as CEO. Daniel and Manton then talk about the merits of OpenAI fulfilling their original nonprofit goals vs. pursuing commercial goals, and where all the activity around AI leaves Apple.

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  • OpenAI blog post — Announcing the leadership change and Mira Murati as interim CEO.
  • Sam Altman returns — The Verge article on the resolution after Sam’s initial firing.
  • Steve Jobs as CEO again — Wired article on dropping the “interim” from his “iCEO” title.
  • ChatGPT Voice opened up — More from The Verge on shipping the feature despite OpenAI chaos.
  • Azure – Microsoft’s cloud platform including many AI services.
  • Humane AI Pin — Much-hyped AI-powered device from ex-Apple founders.

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November 22, 2023 at 11:53 pm.