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Hey Edge Family, good morning! This was the craziest weekend in AI and tech in history I have all the details for you, but first.
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🚨 𝟚 AI Updates: OpenAI fires Sam Altman & Meta Disbans AI safety team
💻 𝟙 Practical Use of AI: Development and continuous learning
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🚨 Breaking AI News 🚨
Big Takeaway: Sam Altman was unexpectedly fired as OpenAI CEO by the board over the weekend. But there is so much more to the story.
Following Altman's departure, CTO Mira Murati was appointed interim CEO, while co-founder Greg Brockman tendered his resignation.
Some OpenAI executives and investors, including Microsoft, are trying to reinstate Altman as CEO. OpenAI employees went on strike, saying the board needed to step down and rehire Sam or they would all quit.
They gave the board until 5pm on Saturday to step down, and they did step down, but not until Sunday evening.
Before being ousted, Altman was actively shaping regulatory responses to AI and raising funds for a chip venture.
Microsoft saw a minor stock drop after Altman's exit but maintains its commitment to the OpenAI partnership.
Sam took to X/Twitter and said he loves the OpenAI team, and he even tweeted that this would be the last time he has a guest access badge.
Less than 12 hours ago, Ilya Sutskever (OpenAI Chief Scientist) confirmed Sam is not returning as CEO and they hired Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Twitch 🤯 Dozens of OpenAI staff have quit following this announcement.
Big Takeaway: Meta has reportedly broken up its Responsible AI team as it shifts focus to generative AI.
Most RAI members will join Meta's generative AI product team, others will work on AI infrastructure.
Meta says it remains committed to developing AI responsibly despite dissolving the dedicated team.
The RAI team had already been reduced earlier this year with layoffs reported. RAI was created to address risks like biased training data and moderation issues. But it reportedly lacked autonomy, with lengthy approvals needed for initiatives.
🚫 AI scams targeting boomers caused over $1 Billion in losses
A new Senate report finds older Americans lost $1.1 billion to fraud in 2022, with most scams using AI to impersonate victims' voices. Top categories were financial fraud, robocalls, and computer scams. (Full article here)
🚀 Space X test flight ends in explosions
SpaceX's Starship rocket exploded minutes after launch during a test flight on Saturday. The mega rocket reached space, but communications were suddenly lost before the ship's self-destruct blew it up. (Full article here)
🤯 Cruise Founder and CEO steps down
Another AI CEO went down this weekend as Kyle Vogt, the former CEO, tweeted that he is resigning. Interestingly, Kyle co-founded Twitch with Emmett Shear, who just 12 hours ago was named OpenAI’s new interim CEO… (Full article here)
💻 Real Life Use Cases
Chat GPT Prompt: Development and continuous learning
This ChatGPT prompt give you a great guide on a development outline to have the mindset to always learn.
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Design an exhaustive roadmap for continuous professional growth using resources like (specific tools/platforms e.g., Coursera, Udemy). Dive into skill prioritization, time management, and practical application. Emphasize the balance of hard and soft skills.
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💼 Who’s hiring in AI
*Shield AI is an aerospace and defense technology focusing on AI drones and aircrafts (47 lob listings)
*Factory AI is a research company focused on building autonomous coding agents (6 job listings)
OpenAI AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose AI benefits all of humanity. (84 job listings)
Rewind provides a personalized AI that remembers what you’ve seen. 8 job listings
Character AI is an AI research company focused on custom character chatbots. 17 job listings
Hugging Face largest open-sourced AI community. 12 job listings
Anthropic is an AI safety and research company. 45 job listings
Perplexity is an AI research company that focuses on search engines. 4 job listings
Replit is a company that provides online IDE software for developers. 20 job listings
C3 AI provides enterprise AI applications that meet business-critical needs. 100+ job listings
Runway is an applied AI research company focusing on art. 13 job listings
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