This editor met Sam Altman at a small event in San Francisco more than three years ago.
He had just left his job as president of Y Combinator to become CEO of OpenAI, an AI company he co-founded with Elon Musk and others in 2015.
PK: I've used conversational user interfaces and AI services before, but this is obviously a big step up.
And what bothered me most about this was how casually cruel it was, even though it had huge effects on a lot of different things. It's not just the obvious ones,
like writing an essay in high school. It's pretty much everywhere where there's a grammar, or a structured way to say something.
That could be anything from high school essays to legal papers.
All of them are easy for this hungry beast to eat and spit back out without giving anything back to whoever trained it.
I’m much less strong a proponent than I was pre COVID. The reason is that COVID, in a sense, was an experiment with a universal basic income.