It has been just revealed that Elon Musk motivated the firing of OpenAI’s Sam Altman. Check out the latest reports about the matter below.
Elon Musk addresses huge AI risks
Elon Musk just explained the fact that the potential danger of artificial intelligence is so great that OpenAI, the most powerful AI company in the world right now, should disclose the reason it fired CEO Sam Altman.
OpenAI announced Altman’s firing Friday, saying only that the company, which makes ChatGPT, “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading.”
Musk, responding to a post on X from former Yammer CEO David Sacks, said that “given the risk and power of advanced AI, the public should be informed of why the board felt they had to take such drastic action.”
Given the risk and power of advanced AI, the public should be informed of why the board felt they had to take such drastic action
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2023
Elon Musk, a former board member of OpenAI, left the company in 2018 due to a conflict of interest with Tesla. He later expressed concerns about the possible negative impact OpenAI’s technology could have on society.
However, it’s important to note that Musk’s own AI company could benefit from the current situation at OpenAI.
One possible reason for Altman’s removal from the company may have been growing tension among the leadership regarding the potential dangers that AI poses to humanity.
While Altman has aggressively sought funding to expand the technology’s development, some board members have called for more measures to mitigate risks.
According to reports, Ilya Sutskever, one of the co-founders of OpenAI, played a part in the dismissal of Sam Altman, the former CEO.
However, Sutskever has been cautious about AI’s potential to cause harm to society. The New York Times reported that Sutskever formed a “Super Alignment” team within OpenAI before Altman’s removal.
The purpose of the team was to ensure that any future versions of GPT-4, the technology that powers ChatGPT, would not be harmful to humanity.