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Business strategy

Helen Toner’s resignation from the OpenAI board is a warning to startup directors about the dangers of capital colliding with good intentions

- December 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australian tech has lost its director on the board of OpenAI after Helen Toner resigned from her position at the Artificial Intelligence juggernaut. While she cited fulfilling her role requirements as the reason for her departure, specific details or reasons for her resignation were not disclosed, leaving the decision somewhat unclear. The whole episode has… Read more »

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AI/Machine Learning

The fight at OpenAI is a reminder that we need to take a closer look at whether AI developers can regulate themselves

- December 5, 2023 3 MIN READ

OpenAI, developer of ChatGPT and a leading innovator in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), was recently thrown into turmoil when its chief-executive and figurehead, Sam Altman, was fired. As it was revealed that he would be joining Microsoft’s advanced AI research team, more than 730 OpenAI employees threatened to quit. Finally, it was announced… Read more »

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What the firing of Sam Altman from OpenAI means for the future of artificial intelligence

- November 21, 2023 4 MIN READ

On Friday, OpenAI’s high-flying chief executive Sam Altman was unexpectedly fired by the company’s board. Co-founder and chief technology officer Greg Brockman was also removed as the board president, after which he promptly resigned. In an unexpected twist, talks began today about potentially reinstating Altman in some capacity following an outpouring of industry and investor… Read more »

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AI/Machine Learning

Sam Altman, the guy behind ChatGPT, reckons AI won’t take ALL our jobs – and lead to working at higher levels

- June 22, 2023 2 MIN READ

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman downplayed the potential for the technology to take over jobs at an event in Melbourne last week, saying instead the technology will instead put “higher expectations” on human beings. Altman has an unsurprisingly optimistic view about human nature will respond to the rise of AI, saying he doesn’t think people will… Read more »

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AI/Machine Learning

CrapGPT: OpenAI’s chatbot is a fantastic place to embellish your CV

- February 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Amid concerns about students using artificial intelligence and programs like OpenAI’s ChatGPT to do assignments, we feel obliged to warn kids doing homework not to rely on it for biographical research. It seems one thing on the internet that the chatbot hasn’t bothered to scour for information is LinkedIn profiles, if the responses offering professional… Read more »

AI/Machine Learning

We asked ChatGPT to explain 9 epic startup failures, including FTX & Fast, to VC investors – and most of the answers are bullshi… er, bullish

- February 2, 2023 10 MIN READ

US investor and Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham is one of the many fans of OpenAI’s new chatbot, ChatGPT. The striking thing about the reaction to ChatGPT is not just the number of people who are blown away by it, but who they are. These are not people who get excited by every shiny new… Read more »

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AI/Machine Learning

‘The apocalypse is well on its way’: Nick Cave has some thoughts on ChatGPT

- January 20, 2023 4 MIN READ

From scammers to students, scientists and smartarses, everyone’s had a crack at getting OpenAI’s new artificial intelligence chatbot, Chat GPT, to write things. Among them, Nick Cave fans have been asking it to write Cave-style songs. And the Australian-born, UK-based singer-songwriter and author apparently has been getting lots them from his fans. So many that… Read more »

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AI/Machine Learning

An expert explains why the AI-driven writing skills of OpenAi’s new ChatGPT chatbot are so impressive

- December 8, 2022 4 MIN READ

We’ve all had some kind of interaction with a chatbot. It’s usually a little pop-up in the corner of a website, offering customer support – often clunky to navigate – and almost always frustratingly non-specific. But imagine a chatbot, enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), that can not only expertly answer your questions, but also write… Read more »