In today’s OpenAI clown show news

  • @anachronist
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    163 months ago

    I don’t really fully understand it either but Altman has been a questionable character for a long time.

    I remember when he took over ycombinator, Paul Graham boasted “if Altman got dropped onto an island full of cannibals, within three months he’d be king of the cannibals.” PG thought this was terrific but I thought “why the hell would you leave someone like that in charge of your VC fund?” Altman had gotten the spot running the firm after failing out of his startup. He failed out of ycombinator and then managed to do that thing where he inexplicably failed at bigger and bigger things raising more money somehow every time.

    It sounds like that’s what he’s doing now quite honestly. Rumor is he’s been beating around the middle east raising billions for a new AI chip startup. Honestly while Elon has normalized CEOs wandering off and doing other things, the fact is that for any normal employee that alone would be grounds for dismissal, especially if he was being evasive with the board about his plans.

    • @joel@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      83 months ago

      I’m not gonna say I know much about his history, but I am surprised so many people are jumping to take his side in this debacle. I would’ve thought in this day and age that people would be a bit more sceptical of CEOs.

      • @kmaismith@lemm.ee
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        3 months ago

        I am with you. I’m still apprehensive about a lot of the how OpenAI handles data, but this is the first move in a while that has made me consider their product; to take this kind of risk means someone in charge actually believes in the thing beyond just being a golden goose.

      • @NattyNatty2x4@beehaw.org
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        3 months ago

        Musk still has legions of fan boys; I’m not terribly surprised the eternally optimistic futurism fan boys have found another company-face to worship

      • @drkt@feddit.dk
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        13 months ago

        I’m not taking his side so much as I’m just taking whatever side is inflicting damage to OpenAI