Altman, Samuel H

Microsoft Bets Big on the Creator of ChatGPT in Race to Dominate A.I.

OpenAI is led by Sam Altman, who became well known in Silicon Valley as the head the start-up builder Y Combinator. Mr. Altman, 37, and his co-founders created OpenAI in 2015 as a nonprofit. But he soon remade the venture as a for-profit company that could more aggressively pursue financing. A year later, Microsoft invested […]

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A.I. Is Not Sentient. Why Do People Say It Is?

Why Everyone Else Believes In the mid-1960s, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joseph Weizenbaum, built an automated psychotherapist he called Eliza. This chatbot was simple. Basically, when you typed a thought onto a computer screen, it asked you to expand this thought — or it just repeated your words in the form […]

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