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OpenAI co-founder quits | AI Tool Report

๐ŸŒˆ Abstract

The article discusses the resignation of Ilya Sutskever, the co-founder and Chief Scientist of OpenAI, and the changes in the company's leadership.

๐Ÿ™‹ Q&A

[01] Ilya Sutskever's Resignation

1. What was the reason for Ilya Sutskever's resignation from OpenAI?

  • Sutskever did not share the specific reasons for his resignation, but said he was "excited for what comes next" and that it was a "project that is very personally meaningful" to him.
  • The article suggests that Sutskever's resignation may be related to a fallout between OpenAI board members in November, where Sutskever and OpenAI CTO Mira Murati raised concerns about OpenAI's direction and Altman's rush to deploy AI models without sufficient testing for safety.
  • It's also noted that Sutskever never returned to work after Altman was rehired, and Pachocki has been serving as Chief Scientist since November.

2. How did OpenAI CEO Sam Altman respond to Sutskever's resignation?

  • Altman acknowledged the significant contributions Sutskever made to OpenAI, stating that "OpenAI would not be what it is without him" and that he is "forever grateful for what he did here and committed to finishing the mission we started together."

[02] Changes in OpenAI's Leadership

1. Who is replacing Ilya Sutskever as OpenAI's Chief Scientist?

  • Jakub Pachocki, OpenAI's Director of Research, is replacing Sutskever as the new Chief Scientist. Pachocki is an experienced scientist who specializes in large-scale reinforcement learning and deep learning optimization.

2. What was Pachocki's previous role at OpenAI?

  • Pachocki previously led the team that built an AI system capable of beating humans in a computer game.

3. When did Pachocki start serving as OpenAI's Chief Scientist?

  • The article notes that Pachocki has been serving as Chief Scientist since November, after Sutskever never returned to work following the fallout between OpenAI board members.
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