Following Friday late afternoon's ouster of OpenAI's ceo Sam Altman, followed by co-founder Greg Brockman quitting, the twitterverse offered up its own version of advice:
"Quitting as president of a company as massive as OpenAI with a lower-case only email is so insanely based I can hardly believe it's real."
"pretty wild that the first job openai took was sam's"
"If Biden wasn't a million years old, he would issue an executive order to preserve the stability of America's most important technology asset—and reinstate OpenAI's management team, instead of having all of human progress hinged on 3 people who don't even have real jobs."
"Stop wildly speculating about the Sam Altman OpenAI situation. The answer is simple and obvious: time traveler. Terminator situation. 100% confident about this. Have it on good authority."
"you cant make a samlette without breaking some greggs."
"Microsoft invested $10 billion in OpenAI and even they refuse to use Teams."
"Not gonna lie. I had Sam pegged to become CEO of Microsoft following their acquisition of OpenAI."
"I'm tentatively 8.5% more cheerful about OpenAI going forward."
"Now @sama has gone this is the leadership I can offer @OpenAI starting today (or Monday, which I prefer really) as we build #AGI:
* Can lose $billions very rapidly.
* Track record of showcasing products that don't work or even exist.
* Very hardball on Intellectual Property.
* Can function on only one kidney.
* First names terms with world leaders eg, Kim Jong Un, Kim Dotcom, and others not called Kim.
I can hit the ground running with an experienced C-Suite team, aka มาลัย, which means Garland of Flowers in Thai."
Now let's turn this crisis into an opportunity (for me).
"But what else could [new OpenAI ceo] Mira or Microsoft say at this moment without setting off a panic for both orgs and their customers? What happens on week 2 is much bigger than on day 1."
"Google looks a lot stronger tonight than it did this morning."
"Prediction: Sam Altman & Greg Brockman spin off their own new AI company.
Ilya Sutskever stays working for OpenAI as it becomes subsumed into Microsoft and gets cringe and bing-ified, eventually he gets fed up of trying to fight against Microsoft big-company culture, then leaves to do his own thing or join Elon."
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