Many people in the AI community are confused by OpenAI's pivot from non-profit to for-profit, its cult-like, beyond-parody PR about "capturing the lightcone of all future value in the universe", and its billion-dollar partnership with Azure...
Personally, I feel bad for the employees. It must be disappointing to sign up for a non-profit org that aims at doing open AI research in the public interest, only to find out a bit later than your job is now to make Azure a more attractive enterprise AI cloud than AWS & GCP
And on top of it, you are now part -- in the eyes of the world -- of a doomsday techno-cult...
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