Turmoil at OpenAI follows reports of major AI breakthrough

23/11/2023 | The Guardian

Reports have emerged that OpenAI was working on a highly advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system called Q* (Q-star) before the dismissal of co-founder and CEO Sam Altman, which caused safety concerns among the company's staff. 

According to Reuters, the AI model was reportedly capable of solving basic maths problems it had not seen before, leading to concerns among safety researchers due to the rapid pace of development behind the system. 

The reports follow days of turmoil at OpenAI, whose board sacked Altman last Friday but reinstated him on Tuesday night after nearly all the company's 750 staff threatened to resign if he was not brought back.

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