OpenAI Co-Founder Ilya Sutskever Launches Rival AI Start-Up

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The Facts

  • Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI co-founder and its former chief scientist, has announced that he is founding a new artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, dubbed Safe Superintelligence.

  • In a statement on X (formerly Twitter), Sutskever said Safe Superintelligence's "sole focus" is to create superintelligence — AI with greater intellectual capacities than human beings.

The Spin

Narrative A

Given that OpenAI possesses some of the most powerful AI tools available, the fact that so many insiders have jumped ship over safety concerns should give the public a major pause. OpenAI has also replaced many safety teams with ineffective, rubber-stamp committees. It's apparent that AI is developing at breakneck speed and it's imperative to proceed with the utmost caution.

Narrative B

No one has better insight into AI safety than the industry leader in AI. As the first company to launch mass-market AI products, OpenAI has had the time and experience required to fine-tune its products and keep up with concerns. Instead of focusing on sci-fi dreams of a hypothetical superintelligent system, OpenAI remains committed to keeping the public safe in the real world.

Metaculus Prediction

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