Ammirati on Innovation: can AI shape the trajectory of humanity?
Ammirati on Innovation: can AI shape the trajectory of humanity?

Can AI “Shape the Trajectory of Humanity?” | Ammirati on Innovation

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Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight.

Episode 4

In this episode, Sean and I discuss Microsoft and OpenAI’s joint initiative, which they call AGI. Because $1 billion—no matter how massive the company—is a big investment. We look at a decisive quote from Sam Altman, Chairman and former CEO of YCombinator and now CEO of OpenAI: “The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity.” So—is he right? Sean says you shouldn’t bet against Sam. Sean and I also touch on Bing, and why it feels like the old Microsoft, not the new. In the spirit of Batman, Sean then notes that with challenge comes great opportunity. And people in tech have some really exciting opportunities in front of them.

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