OpenAI Goes Hunting for More Suckers in Hollywood

OpenAI wants to be a star. A big, bright, shining star. According to a new report, the influential AI company has spent the last few months courting Hollywood executives in the hopes of convincing them that its newest content-generator, Sora, will be useful when it comes to making movies. I Gave Sam Altman a Copy … Read more

Apple’s MM1 AI Model Shows a Sleeping Giant Is Waking Up

While the tech industry went gaga for generative artificial intelligence, one giant has held back: Apple. The company has yet to introduce so much as an AI-generated emoji, and according to a New York Times report today and earlier reporting from Bloomberg, it is in preliminary talks with Google about adding the search company’s Gemini … Read more

This New Robot Is So Far Ahead of Elon Musk’s Optimus That It’s Almost Embarrassing

As if Elon Musk needed yet another reason to hate OpenAI. Figure, a startup that’s partnered with OpenAI to develop a humanoid robot, released a new video on Wednesday. And it’s truly heads above anything Tesla has demonstrated to date with the Optimus robot. Mr. Tweet Fumbles Super Bowl Tweet The video from Figure, which … Read more

Google DeepMind’s Latest AI Agent Learned to Play ‘Goat Simulator 3’

“SIMA takes one step further and shows stronger generalization to new games,” he says. “The number of environments is still very small, but I think SIMA is on the right track. A New Way to Play SIMA shows DeepMind putting a new twist on game playing agents, an AI technology the company has pioneered in … Read more

SXSW Audience Boos Sizzle Reel About the Virtues of AI

Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Vox Media (Getty Images) Silicon Valley’s richest nerds seem dead certain that AI will make our world a better place. Not everyone is so convinced, however. At SXSW this week, a sizzle reel that featured conference panelists talking effusively about the new technology was roundly booed by disgusted audience members. … Read more

Why Elon Musk Had to Open Source Grok, His Answer to ChatGPT

After suing OpenAI this month, alleging the company has become too closed, Elon Musk says he will release his “truth-seeking” answer to ChatGPT, the chatbot Grok, for anyone to download and use. “This week, @xAI will open source Grok,” Musk wrote on his social media platform X today. That suggests his AI company, xAI, will … Read more

Welcome to the Valley of the Creepy AI Dolls

Social robot roommate Jibo initially caused a stir, but sadly didn’t live long. Photograph: Jibo Not that there haven’t been an array of other attempts. Jibo, a social robot roommate that used AI and endearing gestures to bond with its owners had its collective plug unceremoniously pulled just a few years after being put out … Read more

OpenAI’s Sam Altman Returns to Board After Investigation

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Sam Altman will return to OpenAI’s Board of Directors, the exclusive group with ultimate control over the ChatGPT developer, first reported by The Information on Friday. AnThe decision comes just over four months after the board mysteriously fired Altman, causing more than 700 OpenAI employees to revolt and threaten to … Read more

OpenAI announces new board members, reinstates CEO Sam Altman

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has a seat at the table — or board, rather — once again. OpenAI today announced that Altman will be rejoining the company’s board of directors several months after losing his seat and being pushed out as OpenAI’s CEO. Joining him are three new members: former CEO of the … Read more

Sam Altman rejoins OpenAI board, company adds three new members

OpenAI on Friday announced its new board and the wrap-up of an internal investigation by U.S. law firm WilmerHale into the events leading up to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s ouster. Sam Altman will also rejoin OpenAI’s board. The new board members are: Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who … Read more