The OpenAI Turmoil Exposes the Conflict Between Its Mission and Its Practice; Also, Is Eye Contact Rare?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the turmoil that took place recently with OpenAI and its leadership, including key things that seemed to set the stage for it and the path things seem to be on in its aftermath, and consider whether the exercise of caution in the development of AI is even possible (1:34).  The guys also discuss eye contact and take a look at a recent study which suggests that people rarely make direct eye contact when conversing with strangers (48:51).

OpenAI Tried to Fire Sam Altman. It Only Made Him More Powerful. (The Ringer)

OpenAI’s board might have been dysfunctional–but they made the right choice. Their defeat shows that in the battle between AI profits and ethics, it’s no contest (Fortune)

Sam Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO. Here’s How It Happened (Time)

The Unsettling Lesson of the OpenAI Mess (NY Times)

Unpacking the hype around OpenAI’s rumored new Q* model (MIT Technology Review)

Businesses, tech groups warn EU against over-regulating AI foundation models (Reuters)

Making Eye Contact With Someone Has a Surprisingly Powerful Hidden Effect (Science Alert)