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OpenAI’s New Safety Board Features CEO Sam Altman

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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OpenAI revealed it has inaugurated a new committee to make recommendations to the company’s board about safety and security. This development comes weeks after the company dissolved a team focused on AI safety.

OpenAI stated that the new committee would be led by CEO Sam Altman as well as Bret Taylor, the company’s board chair, and board member Nicole Seligman. This was said in a blog post

OpenAI Safety Board

OpenAI Safety Board: First Task Of The Safety Board

The recent announcement comes after the resignation of Jan Leike from the company. He was an OpenAI executive who was dedicated to ensuring AI safety. Leike’s resignation pointed out concerns about the company’s insufficient investment in AI safety work and tensions with OpenAI’s leadership.

It also comes after the departure of Ilya Sutskever, another leader of OpenAI’s so-called “super alignment” team. He was focused on ensuring that AI development serves human needs and priorities. 

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According to the company, the first task of the Safety and Security Committee will be to assess and further expand OpenAI’s processes and safeguards over the next 90 days. At the end of the 90 days, the Safety and Security Committee will share their recommendations with the full Board. 

OpenAI safety board Committee

Following the full Board’s review, OpenAI will publicly share an update on adopted recommendations in a manner that is consistent with safety and security. The safety committee is filled with company insiders, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Chairman Bret Taylor, and four OpenAI technical and policy experts. 

It also includes board members Adam D’Angelo, who’s the CEO of Quora, and Nicole Seligman, a former Sony general counsel. After 90 days, the company will publicly release the recommendations it’s adopting “in a manner that is consistent with safety and security.” 

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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