back to article AI might be coming for your job, but Sam Altman can't go on dinner dates anymore

Spare a thought for poor Sam Altman. Amid the ongoing drama that is OpenAI, with high-profile departures and regulators worrying about safety, the CEO is complaining that his fame put an end to impromptu dining in his own city. Excuse us while we break out the world's smallest violin. It has been a difficult period for Altman …

  1. b0llchit Silver badge

    Well, we hear so much of AI replacing all those jobs...

    Time for Sam's GPT-x to take over his job. Then he can safely be forgotten and may again go out eating with all the auto generated girlfriends he likes.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Married Man

      Sam Altman has married his partner, Oliver Mulherin, in January. Last year they together attended a White House dinner where the guest of honor was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Of course that doesn't necessarily have any correlation with date partners, including, but not limited to, "Her", which is nobodies business but Sam's - just like everybodies business is just Sam's business.

      1. IGotOut Silver badge

        Re: Married Man


        What versoof ChatGpt are you using, because that read like a pre release alpha.

  2. Snowy Silver badge


    He has enough time to go out to dinner he is clearly not spending enough time in the office, if your not working 25 hours a day your not committed enough!!

    Though with the scrutiny over it's lack of safety culture may be it would be better if he just stayed at home and have AI do his work.

  3. Sparkus

    It's not safety, it's not security

    It's accountability, first of all at the human level. Then at the corporate level.

    As in other industries the past 30 years, safety/security concerns and practices/procedures aren't 'backed' by much more than a "lessons were learned, adjustments made, we promise to do better in future" while actual human lives are lost.

    It's well past time when the C Suite is held, directly responsible in some very personal and impactful ways for the suitability and behaviors of their companies and products.

  4. John Miles

    I suspect they will replace me with AI successfully

    about the same time as I have any sympathy for Sam Altman about any of his job related issues.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fraud generator

    Is the timing of the OpenAI departures anything to do with the recent demonstration of human bonding through artificial emotionally endowed female voice? Which, you know, is just a gateway to fraud. How about a federal law - every AI voice needs to be declared as such at the start in a robot voice "this is an A.I. voice", and continuing at 1 minute intervals.

    1. Badgerfruit

      Re: Fraud generator

      Ah yes, a law will fix it. All criminals adhere 100% to the letter of the law at all times.

  6. chivo243 Silver badge

    The new boss

    Some Alterman? Alternativetoman?

    1. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge

      Re: The new boss


  7. Matthew "The Worst Writer on the Internet" Saroff

    Let Me Get This Straight

    Sam Altman, whose entire career is an exercise in under-performing self-promotion, and whose time at OpenAI has been an orgy of self promotion, is upset that people recognize him now?

    Oh the huge manatee of it all!

  8. Alan Spang
  9. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "Building smarter-than-human machines is an inherently dangerous endeavor ..."

    Not so much dangerous as impractical. It all depends on your criteria of human smartness. Some machines may finish up 'smarter' than some humans at some things, but the best generalised human capacities are unlikely to be even fully emulated, due to the established axiom that no system can design a system more complex than itself.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Mike 137 - Re: "Building smarter-than-human machines is an inherently dangerous endeavor ..."

      Oh my dear Mike. I don't know how fast is AI advancing but I can tell you for sure how fast human intelligence is going down the drain. Something tells me the two exponential curves have already gone past the intersection point.

  10. Zippy´s Sausage Factory

    OpenAI's security policy

    Is it "security isn't profitable", by any chance?

    Because sometimes I do wonder...

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