OpenAI researchers warned board of AI breakthrough ahead of CEO ouster  | Reuters News Agency


Reuters exclusively reported a key development ahead of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s abrupt firing involving a key AI breakthrough. The news of researchers writing a letter the board of directors warning of the development that could be a step closer to Artificial General Intelligence that mimics the human brain amid fears of commercializing products before fully understanding consequences rocked the tech sector. The report was widely cited on Fortune, Barron’s, Business Insider, The Guardian and CNBC TV. The development, possibly one of the most consequential in the rapidly growing AI industry this year, was widely debated among safety advocates, researchers and executives.   

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In their letter to the board, researchers flagged AI’s prowess and potential danger, the sources said without specifying the exact safety concerns noted in the letter. There has long been discussion among computer scientists about the danger posed by highly intelligent machines, for instance if they might decide that the destruction of humanity was in their interest. 

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