THIS is the big reason why Sam Altman, the face of AI globally, was sacked by OpenAI

OpenAI has shocked the tech community by firing its CEO Sam Altman. This has been surprising as Altman was the face of the AI revolution. However, some controversies prompted a change in leadership.

| Updated on: Nov 18 2023, 15:51 IST
Geomagnetic storm to spark auroras, radio blackouts on Earth soon, reveals NASA
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1/6 A geomagnetic storm is a temporary disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere that is caused by solar activity. Since we are moving close to the 25th solar cycle, the frequency of solar activity has increased and this will likely lead to more powerful solar storms being generated by our Sun. (REUTERS)
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2/6 NASA and NOAA have suggested that a coronal mass ejection (CME) is moving close to the Earth and might collide with it on November 12. This CME can cause geomagnetic storms leading to aurora lights and radio blackouts.  (Pexels)
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3/6 Renowned space weather physicist, and solar storm enthusiast, Tamitha Skov, explained it all with her post on her X account, “A #Solarstorm Encore: A new direct hit comes! NOAA & NASA models show an impact expected by November 12 (optimistic estimates say late November 11 if the storm is fast). Although not as strong as the recent storm, this one could reach G2 levels & bring #aurora to mid-latitudes.”  (Pixabay)
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4/6 It should be kept in mind that predictions of geomagnetic storm by these models can change as exact forecasts are tough to make. The upcoming geomagnetic storm can affect drone pilots, mariners, aviators, and emergency responders.  (Pixabay)
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5/6 GOES-16 is the first of the GOES-R series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites operated by NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). It is an important tool for weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and space weather prediction, along with other space phenomena.  (NASA)
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6/6 Apart from this, the NASA SDO observes the Sun to collect data from various solar activities. For this, it uses three major instruments including They include the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), and Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA). These initiatives by NASA  are extremely necessary to predict the phenomenons like a Geomagnetic storm. (NASA)
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Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI, was ousted amid concerns about transparency. (REUTERS)

In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI, the trailblazing artificial intelligence company, announced the dismissal of its co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman, on Friday. It is as shocking as it is surprising as Altman was the face of AI globally. The decision came after a controversial review by the board, revealing concerns about Altman's activities. The reason behind this controversial move was allegedly, the lack of consistent transparency on Altman's part, which, according to the company, impeded the board's ability to fulfill its responsibilities. Consequently, the board lost confidence in Altman's capacity to lead OpenAI into the future.

The tech world was caught off guard by Altman's abrupt departure, considering his significant contributions over the past few years. At just 38, Altman played a pivotal role in positioning OpenAI at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution. Notably, the company soared ahead of industry giants like Google with the introduction of ChatGPT last November. This innovative chatbot showcased unprecedented capabilities to the public, demonstrating a human-like ability to generate text. Quickly amassing 100 million users, ChatGPT propelled OpenAI to raise billions of dollars, causing a ripple effect across the tech industry and firmly placing AI in the spotlight. Altman, who had become an overnight celebrity, embraced the role of a visionary who was also focused on not allowing the technology an unbridled rein.

Altman's Twitter Farewell

Following his termination by the OpenAI board, Altman took to X to express his sentiments. In a tweet, he shared his love for his transformative time at OpenAI, acknowledging the personal and global impact of the experience. Altman also commended his former colleagues, expressing his admiration for their talent. While he remained tight-lipped about his future endeavors, he promised to reveal more in the coming days.

In the interim, OpenAI's chief technology officer, Mira Murati, will step into the role of CEO as the board embarks on the search for Altman's successor. Co-founder Greg Brockman will relinquish his position as chairman of the board. The departure of Altman marks a significant shift for OpenAI, and the industry watches with anticipation to see how the company navigates this unexpected change in leadership.

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First Published Date: 18 Nov, 14:37 IST