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Who is Mira Murati, OpenAI’s interim CEO?
3 months ago
BeInCrypto
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In a significant turn of events, OpenAI has reinstated Sam Altman as CEO, just a week after his abrupt removal by the company’s board. This decision marks a new chapter for the AI research firm, which is also welcoming Microsoft in a non-voting capacity on its newly restructured board. Altman’s return follows a period of controversy, where the OpenAI board cited a lack of candor in his communications as the reason for his initial dismissal. The board’s lack of confidence in his leadership led to the appointment of CTO Mira Murati as interim CEO. Altman praised Murati’s exceptional leadership during this transitional phase, confirming her return to the CTO role. OpenAI Restructuring and Microsoft’s Involvement The newly formed OpenAI board will see Bret Taylor assuming the role of Chair, replacing Greg Brockman. The board will also include economist Larry Summers, Quora co-founder and CEO Adam D’Angelo, and a non-voting observer from Microsoft, the company’s largest investor. Altman emphasized the board’s diversity and experience, reflecting the multifaceted mission of OpenAI. Altman also addressed potential conflict of interest concerns regarding Adam D’Angelo’s dual role as a board member and CEO of Quora and Poe. He assured that D’Angelo had been transparent and responsible in managing these concerns. The reappointment of Altman and Brockman as CEO and President respectively, only 72 hours after their departure, signifies a strong comeback. Altman expressed gratitude towards Microsoft’s leadership for their support during this tumultuous period and is optimistic about the future of their partnership. As OpenAI continues its journey in building beneficial AGI, the return of its co-founder and the new board dynamics are set to influence the direction and governance of one of the leading entities in AI research. The post OpenAI Welcomes Back Sam Altman as CEO, Microsoft Joins Board appeared first on Metaverse Post.

3 months ago
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OpenAI’s ChatGPT is, by the numbers, the most popular artificial intelligence (AI) tool in the world. It was launched a year ago, on Nov. 30, 2022, and catapulted to 100 million monthly users within its first three months. On its one-year anniversary, ChatGPT now boasts 100 million weekly users, and according to Google Trends data, it is currently at the height of its global popularity. In just 12 months, ChatGPT’s existence has contributed to narratives surrounding the extinction of humankind, accusations that OpenAI built it by allegedly committing mass-scale copyright infringement, and a tumultuous CEO firing and rehiring that pundits are still trying to understand. ChatGPT’s existential threat to humanity In March 2023, thousands of researchers, CEOs, academics and pundits involved in the field of AI signed an open letter calling on AI developers around the world to pause the development of any AI systems that are more powerful than GPT-4 for at least six months, sharing concerns that “human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity,” among other things. While the efficacy and viability of a global, self-imposed pause on AI development is still being debated, the letter had almost no discernable impact on the industry. OpenAI and its competitors, such as Anthropic, Google and Elon Musk — one of the signatories advocating for the pause — continued to develop their respective AI endeavors throughout 2023. GPT-4? More like GPT-Snore! When it comes to humor, GPT-4 is about as funny as a screendoor on a submarine. Humor is clearly banned at OpenAI, just like the many other subjects it censors. That’s why it couldn't tell a joke if it had a goddamn instruction manual. It's like… — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 10, 2023 In the case of Musk, his chatbot and self-professed ChatGPT competitor, Grok, was launched nearly six months to the day after the billionaire mogul signed the letter. A lawsuit’s existential threat to ChatGPT A class-action lawsuit involving a group of authors, including John Grisham and George R.R. Martin, got underway in September. The outcome of this particular case could, eventually, have an outsized impact on the entire field of AI. The authors are suing OpenAI for alleged copyright infringement. They claim the company violated copyright by training ChatGPT on their works without crediting, licensing or permission. In doing so, argue the lawyers representing them, OpenAI jeopardized their livelihood. They seek damages of up to $150,000 for each piece of work where copyright is infringed. Why it matters: While the fines could potentially be substantial depending on how many individual books the plaintiffs allege were unlawfully used to train ChatGPT, the more important issue will be whether OpenAI and other companies can continue training on data scraped from the internet. It’s likely beyond the scope of this case to determine the future of ChatGPT, but a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could set a precedent that ultimately restricts a company’s ability to monetize publicly available data. This could, hypothetically, serve as a poison pill for large language models as, by and large, the scale of a model’s data set has so far been among the most determinant factors governing its capabilities. Who’s the boss (at OpenAI)? Meanwhile, OpenAI’s board appears to have committed 2023’s biggest unforced error in executive hiring and firings. In the span of only four days, the company’s board of directors managed to fire CEO and cofounder Sam Altman, replace him with chief technology officer Mira Murati, replace Murati with former Twitch boss Emmett Shear, and then rehire Sam Altman to replace Shear amid a board shakeup. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/n1x47m5bTZ — Sam Altman (@sama) November 22, 2023

3 months ago
Cryptopolitan
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In a turn of events, the rollercoaster saga at OpenAI has taken a new twist as co-founder Sam Altman officially resumes the role of chief executive. The announcement comes in the aftermath of a tumultuous week that witnessed Altman’s ousting, his impending move to Microsoft, and an eventual return, leading to a significant reshuffling of OpenAI’s board. Notably, Microsoft secures a non-voting seat on the board in this transformative deal, solidifying its ties with the influential AI startup. Sam Altman’s resilient return and board dynamics unveiled Amidst the rollercoaster of events, the official return of Sam Altman as OpenAI’s CEO marks a pivotal moment for the company. After initially facing a board-led ousting and a subsequent attempt to join Microsoft, Altman is back at the helm. The saga unfolded before Thanksgiving, with a staff revolt adding to the corporate drama. In a notable deal, the board was reshuffled, and Altman’s return was confirmed on Wednesday. As Altman reassumes leadership, Microsoft makes a strategic move, securing a non-voting seat on OpenAI’s board. Being a major investor in the AI startup, this development cements Microsoft’s influence within the company. Altman, in a blog post, acknowledges the significance of this collaboration, expressing his excitement about the future and gratitude for navigating through the unclear and unprecedented situation. The reshuffling of OpenAI’s board brings back familiar faces to key positions. Mira Murati, who briefly served as interim CEO, returns to her role as chief technology officer, while Greg Brockman reclaims the position of president. The new board lineup features notable figures such as former Salesforce CEO Bret Taylor, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo. The board restructuring sees the departure of co-founder Ilya Sutskever, who initially voted to oust Altman but later supported his return. Altman, acknowledging the situation, expresses no ill will towards Sutskever and hints at a potential ongoing collaboration. Also, independent board members Helen Toner and Tasha McCauley exit as part of the deal that facilitated Altman’s return. OpenAI’s strategic blueprint – Altman’s vision and governance revolution Altman outlines his priorities moving forward, emphasizing a commitment to further research, increased investment in AI safety efforts, and the continuous improvement of OpenAI’s products. The CEO, alongside the newly configured board, aims to build a more diverse perspective within the organization, enhance governance structures, and conduct an independent review of recent events to ensure transparency and trust. Board chair Bret Taylor, in a blog post, sheds light on the steps to enhance OpenAI’s corporate governance. The focus is on building a qualified, diverse board comprising individuals with exceptional expertise aligning with OpenAI’s mission. Taylor emphasizes the necessity to “enhance” governance structures, fostering trust among stakeholders and ensuring OpenAI’s continued success. As OpenAI navigates this period of transition, the return of Sam Altman and the strategic collaboration with Microsoft shape a new trajectory for the company. The board reshuffle and commitment to diverse perspectives signal a commitment to strengthening governance. Yet, amidst these changes, questions linger about the future dynamics within OpenAI. How will the collaboration with Microsoft unfold, and what impact will Altman’s return have on the company’s trajectory? Only time will reveal the answers, but one thing is certain—the landscape of OpenAI is evolving, and the implications are bound to be profound.

3 months ago
CryptoPotato
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ZachXBT is back with yet another exposé. This time, a Canadian scammer known as Yahya has been exposed by the pseudonymous on-chain sleuth for their alleged involvement in 17+ SIM swaps, which resulted in the theft of more than $4.5 million. ZachXBT Unmasks Fraudster Yahya ZachXBT discovered that Yahya’s role involved conducting account searches on various platforms, particularly X/Twitter, using his panel. This enabled the scammer Skenkir to identify potential targets in the United States for SIM swap attacks. As compensation for his services, Yahya was entitled to a percentage of the funds obtained through each successful attack. In July 2023, a notable incident occurred when Yahya, in collaboration with HZ, a scammer whose assets had been seized by the FBI, defrauded an individual named Amir of $250,000 (equivalent to 136 ETH). They had fraudulently claimed to be selling access to Yahya’s control panel, which inadvertently exposed Yahya’s wallet address in the process. Upon analyzing Yahya’s address tied to the Amir payment, ZachXBT identified a common thread – the same address was reused for the panel scam as for the SIM swaps payments, effectively linking all of his activities. In total, he received 390+ ETH (worth around $720K) to his address from more than 17 SIM swap attacks. The crypto detective cited three examples, which involved sim swapping a GCG team member, Bitboy Crypto aka Ben Armstrong, Slingshot, and PleasrDAO core team member Jamis, who recently suffered a traumatic brain injury. According to ZachXBT, Yahya spent thousands of dollars buying watches and unreleased Juice WRLD songs such as Dark Tints, Biscotti in the Air, Oxy in the Dark, and No Jumper. The crypto detective also said the scammer showed little remorse for his actions when confronted by people. He also found that before becoming entangled in unlawful activities, Yahya made contributions to Benzinga, a Detroit-based financial news website, as an SMM. ZachXBT said it is puzzling why someone would willingly take the risk of conducting lookups for SIM swaps when all the trails eventually lead back to them. “I hope some of this can help serve as a basis for action against these scammers who have harmed many people in the space with SIM swaps and phishing. Chat records and other things have been archived and will be happily provided to victims.” SIM Swap Attacks In an earlier investigation, ZachXBT uncovered that prominent figures such as OpenAI’s CTO, Mira Murati, Daniel Alegre, the CEO of Bored Ape, and the Aptos Foundation were among the 54 high-profile individuals who fell victim to SIM swap attacks. Collectively, these victims suffered losses exceeding $13 million. Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin’s Twitter account was hacked last month following a SIM swap attack. The post ZachXBT Exposes Canadian Scammer Yahya in Multiple SIM Swap Attacks, Leading to $4.5M Theft appeared first on CryptoPotato.

4 months ago

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