OpenAI Drama and other thoughts...
I've already written an article on OpenAI twice, but each time I've thrown it over because events have developed so quickly.
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Open AI Drama…
I've already written an article on OpenAI twice, but each time I've thrown it over because events have developed so quickly. This post by Nick St. Pierre on X summarises the OpenAI drama of the last few days pretty well (I just added the real names of the actors instead of their Twitter handles below) 😅 🙈:
Adam D'Angelo pissed
Ilya Sutskever convinced
Sam Altman fired
Greg Brockman ousted
Mira Murati = CEO
Hello Emmett Shear
Satya Nadella negotiates
Jack Raines has depicted the OpenAI drama and its actors in the Games of Thrones cast, check it out, it's very funny, the following is only my favourite part of it :D
Ilya Sutskever is the chief scientist behind ChatGPT/ OpenAI. Eric Holst drew my attention to this video with Ilya Sutskever, which is worth watching and has given me a little more insight into Ilya Sutskever's world of thought and a better understanding of why he may have security concerns regarding the speed that Sam Altman is setting. Ilya on AI:
"AI is a great thing, because AI will solve all the problems that we have today (…) but it will also create new problems. The problem of fake news is going to be a million times worse, cyber attacks will become much more extreme, we will have totally automated AI weapons. I think AI has the potential to create infinitely stable dictatorships…" - Ilya Sutskever
Cesc Fabregas at WebSummit…
Last week I was at the WebSummit and had a great time in Lisbon (read the article here). One thought I didn't post the other day came from the famous footballer Cesc Fabregas, who spoke about his work philosophy, which made me think:
„Whatever I do in live, I want to be the best. I don‘t think to much about tomorrow, I want to perform today. And if you do your best today, it will pay off tomorrow.“ - Cesc Fabregas at WebSummit
Prioritisation at work...
I read an interview with Flip founder Benedikt Ilg and one statement he made got me thinking. Benedikt was asked how he organises his days and this was his answer:
“I prioritise in terms of importance and never urgency. Everything on my to-do list might seem extremely urgent, but the trick is to select what would really move the needle” - Benedikt Ilg
I liked the statement. And it reminded me of the Eisenhower method, which I also try to apply in my everyday life. It's often hard to let go of the urgent (and less important) tasks and focus on the important (and perhaps less urgent) things, but this is the way...
I had the pleasure of giving a TV interview to ORF Vorarlberg on the subject of Black Friday last Saturday.
For the interview, I looked for data on the actual discounts on BlackFriday and found an interesting study by a major European price comparison portal.
The study compared the prices of 10,000 items across 100 popular categories on Black Friday and on an average day in October. The results showed that while around two thirds of products were cheaper on Black Friday, the average discount was only 6%, and therefore significantly short of the 11-20% savings that most consumers were expecting, highlighting a disparity between consumer expectations and the actual deals offered during this major shopping event.
But the prospect of a great deal remains alive: 10% of the products featured discounts of 20% or more, offering substantial savings for savvy shoppers 👀
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