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Sam Altman was reinstated as OpenAI CEO less than five days after his ouster.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Altman is back at OpenAI, but questions remain over firing
One of the big issue for the organization is to what extent Altman can continue pursuing outside ventures.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, speaks during WSJ Tech Live Conference in Laguna Beach, California on Oct. 17.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
OpenAI researchers spoke of risky discovery before CEO ouster
The previously unreported letter and AI algorithm were key developments before the board's ouster of Sam Altman.
NTT plans to roll out a business-use generative artificial intelligence platform in March, aiming to catch up with foreign rivals in the rising market.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 23, 2023
NTT to launch generative AI platform for corporate customers
The new AI model, called tsuzumi, can read documents containing charts and diagrams.
Up until very recently, the business of packaging semiconductors — encasing chips in materials that both protect them and connect them to the electronic device they’re part of — was, at best, an afterthought for the industry.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
A new front is opening up in the U.S.-China conflict over chips
The process of packaging semiconductors is increasingly seen as the "secret sauce" — a path toward achieving higher performance.
Sam Altman, chief executive of OpenAI
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2023
OpenAI restores Sam Altman as CEO after his tumultuous ouster
In addition to Altman's return, the company agreed to partly reconstitute the board of directors that dismissed him.
Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei at a polling station in Buenos Aires on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
How AI shaped Milei's path to Argentina presidency
"It is going to be a huge problem in global elections in the future"
OpenAI said it fired chairman Sam Altman after it concluded that he was not candid with the company's board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 21, 2023
Profit, not progress, animates the tech world
Reliable sources said Altman's firing came amid difference in views about the speed at which OpenAI should push its artificial intelligence.
Steve Jobs, Apple's former chief executive, speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 6, 2011. Sam Altman, the most prominent promoter of artificial intelligence, learned that it’s hard to be a visionary founder like the Apple legend.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 21, 2023
The long shadow of Steve Jobs looms over the turmoil at OpenAI
The sudden firing and bid to reinstate OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has deepened the parallels to Jobs, who was marginalized by the board of Apple in 1985.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol waves as he and his wife, Kim Keon-hee, arrive in London on Monday for a state visit to the U.K.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
South Korea’s Yoon to talk AI in U.K. as trade negotiations begin
South Korea's Yoon Suk-yeol and British leader Rishi Sunak will try to burnish their international credentials ahead of respective general elections.
By Monday, OpenAI's board were overseeing a company in name only, with virtually the whole staff committed to a pledge of seeing them go or quitting the firm for fired former CEO Sam Altman's project at Microsoft.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Nov 21, 2023
AI doomsayers blamed in OpenAI's undoing
Harsh critics see a deeply troubled startup that fell victim to the pearl-clutching of an incompetent board that was divorced from reality.
Sam Altman, then-CEO of OpenAI, attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO summit in San Francisco on Thursday.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 20, 2023
The AI safety debate after OpenAI CEO's ouster
It's important to align technology with human interests as AI systems are more likely to lower than raise existential risks.
Sam Altman participates in an event at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders week in San Francisco on Nov. 16.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 20, 2023
OpenAI appoints ex-Twitch boss as CEO, while Altman joins Microsoft
The decision not to reinstate Altman as CEO has confounded efforts by investors and employees of the firm to steady the ship by bringing him back.
Students at Koshino Junior High School in Fukui Prefecture engage in a discussion with virtual transfer student Himawari-chan (on screen) during a lesson on disaster prevention on Sept. 19.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 19, 2023
Classroom avatar creating constructive conflict in small schools
Teachers say the Himawari-chan avatar encourages spontaneous thinking by speaking from the perspective of a student.
Sam Altman, then the chief executive of OpenAI, in Redmond, Washington, in February
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 19, 2023
The perpetual rise of Sam Altman takes an unexpected turn
The former OpenAI CEO was the face of an AI-fueled future. He was the most Silicon Valley person alive. Then, on Friday, he was fired.
Sam Altman, then CEO of OpenAI, at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco in March
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 19, 2023
OpenAI board pressed by some investors to reinstate Sam Altman
Altman is open to returning. In one scenario under consideration, members of the current OpenAI board would step down as soon as this weekend.
Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, arrives for a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum for all U.S. senators hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in September.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Nov 18, 2023
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's ouster followed debate with board
The CEO's firing came after disagreements with his board — in particular Ilya Sutskever, an OpenAI co-founder and the company’s chief scientist.
Sam Altman, the then-chief executive officer of OpenAI, speaks at Keio University in Tokyo in June.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 18, 2023
In shock move, ChatGPT maker OpenAI ousts CEO Sam Altman
The shock firing followed a review the company's board, which concluded that "he was not consistently candid in his communications."
Rapidus CEO Atsuyoshi Koike
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 17, 2023
Rapidus to tie up with Canadian startup Tenstorrent in AI chip push
The chips they aim to jointly produce will consume less electricity than existing ones used in products such as smartphones and smartwatches.
OpenAI said that it will form a team to explore educational applications of the ChatGPT chatbot.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 17, 2023
OpenAI explores how to get ChatGPT into classrooms
The company says the technology could be a tutor or it can tailor content for different learning styles for students.
Professional groups may lobby for regulations to control artificial intelligence and steer it toward labor-augmenting uses rather than labor-replacing ones.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2023
Managing the AI backlash: Lessons from the past
The history of professional guilds in Europe provides clues as to how workers may react to AI-caused disruptions.

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