OpenAI recently announced a shocking leadership change with the ouster of Sam Altman as CEO. After five years leading OpenAI’s valuation from $0 billion to $80 billion, the AI company now finds itself at a crossroads with the departure of Altman and former chief technology officer (CTO) , Mira Murati, who takes over as interim CEO.
Altman did not provide details on his next actions; However, he posted on social media that he “will have more to say about the rest later”. In light of this, Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, sees a window of opportunity. Hoskinson made the former CEO a bold proposal on social media platform X to come together to establish a decentralized language learning model in partnership with the Cardano blockchain.
Sat @sama since you have free time now. If you are interested in doing a decentralized LLM, contact me. This would be a fun Cardano partner chain
– Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) November 18, 2023
Hoskinson wants to build a decentralized language learning model
Charles Hoskinson has a vision for AI that embraces decentralization and openness. As the founder of Cardano and former co-founder of Ethereum, Hoskinson knows a thing or two about building decentralized networks. Hoskinson’s vision of a decentralized language learning model is ambitious, but promising.
On the other hand, if there’s anyone who knows about language learning models, it’s Sam Altman. The former CEO is known for being one of the architects of the language models that power ChatGPT, which has been widely adopted since its launch in November 2022.
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If Altman accepts his offer from Hoskinson, it could mark a turning point in how AI models like ChatGPT are built and how they serve users. A decentralized LLM would be essentially accessible to everyone and resistant to censorship, tampering and monopolization by governments and large corporations, which is one of the concerns raised about existing LLMs.
Following the removal of Sam Altman as CEO
by Altmann dismissal from the position of CEO has impacted the AI and crypto industries. Greg Brockman, president and one of the co-founders of OpenAI, also announced his departure from the company.
As expected, WorldCoin reacted negatively to news. According to Coinmarketcap data, Worldcoin (WLD) fell 12.75% in the hours following the CEO removal announcement. However, the crypto has since recovered and is now trading at $2.38.
According to OpenAI’s announcement, the decision to fire Altman was made by the board of directors because they lost confidence in his ability to continue as CEO due to his lack of transparency in his communications. However, there are rumors that OpenAI investors are looking to reinstate Altmann as CEO.
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