X boss, tech mogul Elon Musk has published a post on his personal X page, mentioning the recent situation with the OpenAI company which he supported financially eight years ago.
Per Musk, more and more X users are following the “OpenAI telenovela” and the ratings on it are “off the hook”. According to the tweet he cited, in September, X platform saw 8.2 billion visits, in October that number grew to 8.4 billion, up by 2.9%. No data was offered for November, though.
The ratings on the OpenAI Telenovela are off the hook 🤣🤣
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2023
To recapture the situation, the whole thing started on Friday, when the co-founder of OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman was fired from his high-ranked managerial position in the company which is famous for producing ChatGPT AI chatbot.
To show his support for Altman, OpenAI president Greg Brockman chose to resign too. The company board of directors believes that Altman was unable to lead the company into the future and chose a substitute by appointing the CTO Mira Murati as the chief executive. However, after she decided to rehire both Altman and Brockman, the was replaced in her new position with the former Twitch CEO Emmet Shear.
According to a tweet posted by Ashlee Vance, a Bloomberg writer, 700 employees of OpenAI out of 770 have threatened to leave unless the board that fired Altman and Brockman resigns.
Microsoft hires Altman and Brockman as they turn down Hoskinson’s offer
At first, Brockman announced on the X platform that he and Sam Altman were gathering a team for a startup to build something “new and incredible”.
As reported by U.Today, at the weekend, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson offered Altman to cooperate and build a decentralized LLM (large language model) as a potential partnerchain for Cardano. No response from the ousted OpenAI CEO followed.
However, on Monday word was spread that both Altman and Brockman were hired by the Microsoft behemoth to lead their new AI department. Earlier, in 2019 and 2021, Microsoft made several large investments in OpenAI and Elon Musk has been concerned, according to a recent interview, that the company founded by Bill Gates and now lead by Satya Nadella was having too much control over OpenAI.
DOGE cofounder Billy Markus, who has been also closely following how the “OpenAI coup” has been developing, made several comments, but they are more of a dark irony nature – first, he said that he expects a movie based on the “OpenAI coup”, then he said that OpenAI should merge with FTX.
openai should merge with ftx
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) November 21, 2023
Now, he posted a meme with Disney’s Winnie the Pooh about Microsoft rather hiring the lead developers of OpenAI than buying the company for $90 billion. He tweeted “microsoft got openai for some azure credits”.
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