Sam Altman, the ousted CEO of OpenAI, has revealed plans to investors to embark on a new venture in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), according to media reports.
Expressing his admiration for the OpenAI team on X, Altman's intentions to venture into AI are gaining momentum. Greg Brockman, the former co-founder and president of OpenAI, who departed in the wake of Altman's exit, is anticipated to join this new endeavour. The project is currently in the development phase, as outlined in recent reports by The Information.
Although the specific details of Altman's venture remain undisclosed, insights into his broader AI ambitions have surfaced.
Altman has engaged in discussions with semiconductor leaders, including Arm, a prominent chip designer. The comprehensive nature of the venture suggests a prolonged timeline for its realization, and it is yet to be determined whether Altman represents OpenAI or a separate initiative in these discussions.
Earlier reports hinted at a potential collaboration between Sam Altman and former chief Apple designer Jony Ive in the creation of a groundbreaking AI hardware device. Talks between Ive and Altman have reportedly included discussions with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, adding an additional layer of intrigue to the prospective project.
While OpenAI's hardware initiatives are still in their infancy, Altman's new venture could potentially reshape the landscape of AI technology. It is worth noting that OpenAI disbanded its robotics research division in July 2021 due to technical challenges, marking a strategic shift for the organization.
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