After his chatbot shocked the world, Sam Altman, the CEO of ChatGPT’s OpenAI, told US Senators on Tuesday that it was crucial to regulate artificial intelligence.
At a US Senate hearing on the effects of AI, Altman stated, “We think that regulatory intervention by governments will be critical to mitigating the risks of increasingly powerful models.”
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Who is Sam Altman?
Sam Altman is an American businessman, investor, programmer, and blogger. He currently serves as the CEO of OpenAI, a research group that seeks to develop artificial intelligence that can support humanity without harming it or being affected by outside forces.
Sam Altman Age:
Samuel Altman was born in 1985 and is currently 38 years old.
Sam Altman Family:
Altman was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and was brought up in a Jewish family. His mother works as a dermatologist. Not much is known about Samuel’s father.
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Sam Altman Relationship:
Sam Altman has come out as gay publicly. He dated Loopt co-founder Nick Sivo for nine years, but their relationship ended soon after the business was bought out in 2012. As of 2023, Oliver Mulherin, an Australian software engineer, is his partner.
Sam Altman Career:
Altman co-founded Loopt, a mobile application for location-based social networking, in 2005 when he was just 19 years old. As the company’s CEO, Altman raised more than $30 million in venture money. However, Loopt was unable to attract a sufficient number of consumers.
In 2011, Altman began working part-time at Y Combinator before becoming a partner. Paul Graham, the company’s co-founder, appointed Altman as president of Y Combinator in February 2014. However, Altman is no longer associated with YC as of early 2020.
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Additionally, Altman led Reddit for eight days in 2014 following CEO Yishan Wong’s resignation.
Sam Altman departed Y Combinator in 2020 to serve as CEO of OpenAI full-time. OpenAI was established as a firm with capped profits. Altman, Greg Brockman, Elon Musk, Jessica Livingston, Peter Thiel, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Infosys, and YC Research provided its initial funding. OpenAI had raised $1 billion by the time it went live in 2015.
Sam Altman Net Worth:
As per CelebrityNetWorth, Sam Altman’s net worth is $500 million as of 2022.