OpenAI co-founder’s new company promises ‘Safe Superintelligence’ – a laughably impossible dream

Pro-tip for anyone naming a new company, especially in an area as fraught as AI: do not settle on an obvious oxymoron. That’s my note to the well-intentioned Ilya Sutskever, formerly OpenAI’s Chief Scientist and co-founder and now launching his own artificial intelligence firm with an eponymous goal and name: Safe Superintelligence.While Sutskever isn’t a household name like OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman, he is widely recognized as the guy who may have ‘solved’ superintelligence late last year, a breakthrough

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