Cardano Founder Courts OpenAI’s Sam Altman, What Does He Want To Build?


OpenAI recently announced a shocking leadership change with Sam Altman being ousted as CEO. After five years of being at the helm of taking OpenAI from a $0 to $80 billion valuation, the AI company is now at a crossroads with Altman departing and former Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mira Murati taking over as interim CEO. 

Altman hasn’t provided specifics of his next actions; however, he has posted on social media that he “will have more to say about what’s next later.” In light of this, Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, sees a window of opportunity. Hoskinson gave the former CEO a bold proposal on social media platform X to join hands in establishing a decentralized language learning model in partnership with the Cardano blockchain. 

Hoskinson Wants To Build A Decentralized Language Learning Model

Charles Hoskinson has a vision for AI that embraces decentralization and openness. As the founder of Cardano and a former co-founder of Ethereum, Hoskinson knows a thing or two about building decentralized networks. Hoskinson’s vision of a decentralized language learning model is ambitious, but promising. 

On the other end, if there’s anyone who knows anything about language learning models, it is definitely Sam Altman. The former CEO is known for being one of the architects of the language models that power ChatGPT, which has gained widespread adoption since its launch in November 2022.

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If Altman takes Hoskinson up on his offer, it could mark a turning point in how AI models like ChatGPT are built and how they serve users. A decentralized LLM would essentially be available to everyone and resistant to censorship, tampering, and monopolization by governments and large corporations, which is one of the concerns being raised regarding existing LLMs. 

Aftermath Of Sam Altman’s Removal As CEO

Altmann’s removal as CEO sent ripples around the AI and crypto industries. Greg Brockman, president and one of the co-founders of OpenAI, also announced his departure from the company. 

As one would expect, WorldCoin reacted negatively to the news. According to data from Coinmarketcap, Worldcoin (WLD) dropped by 12.75% in the hours following the news of the CEO’s removal. However, the crypto has since recovered and is now trading at $2.38. 

According to OpenAI’s announcement, the decision to fire Altman was made by the board of directors, as they’ve lost confidence in his ability to continue his duties as CEO due to his lack of transparency in his communications. However, rumors are that OpenAI investors are looking to reinstate Altmann into his job as CEO.

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