openAyeThe change over the last 60 hours has been a whirlwind, and it’s been thrilling to watch. First, Altman was ousted last Friday and tech chief Mulati was appointed interim CEO;investPeople spent the entire weekend negotiating to bring Ultraman back into the company but to no avail; By Monday, almost all the employees threatened to join with Ultraman and possibly leave the party en masse.Microsoft, former Twitch CEO Emmett Shearer announced at this time that he is interested in accepting the position of CEO of OpenAI. The outside world is curious to know what Shire thinks.
Schill, 40, resigned as CEO of Amazon’s live-streaming game site Twitch earlier this year to go home and care for her newborn, CNN reported. Regarding taking over OpenAI as interim CEO this time, he said in X “When The Board shared the position with me and asked me to take on this role, I did not take the decision lightly.” Said said, “Ultimately, I felt a responsibility to help in any way I could.”
Schill, who grew up in Seattle and graduated from Yale University with a degree in information science, is an entrepreneur and investor and calls himself a habitual advisor. He once worked as a part-time partner at Y Combinator and likes to publish business knowledge on X, interspersed between posts about video games and science fiction books.
In 2021, on the 10th anniversary of Twitch’s launch, Shear posted 23 consecutive tweets, in which he wrote about the lessons he learned in practical management experience, such as: “For online companies, growth is more important than profit”, and “Currently “There are only five growth strategies, and your product can only fit into one of them.
The first company in Schill’s career was Kiko, a calendar startup. He graduated from the Y Combinator program in 2005. New ventures during the same period included Reddit and Loopt (a social network founded by Altman).
He later co-founded Justin.TV, the predecessor to Twitch, with three others. The company organized content vertically according to categories such as sports and entertainment, but the four immediately saw the huge potential of live game content, and this part of the business was later spun off. It was sold to Amazon in 2014 for $970 million. Since then, Shill has talked about AI more and more often.
Schill has said that he, like many of his peers in Silicon Valley, generally supports limited regulation of technology or rules that better unleash the potential of innovation. But he also believes that as far as AI is concerned, the pace of technological progress in the future may be so fast that it will eventually become estranged from human intervention.
“You’ll be able to improve the things we create self-referentially,” he said in June. “This cycle will become tighter and tighter and tighter and tighter until it becomes completely self-correcting. This kind of intelligence is inherently dangerous, because intelligence is this power.
In September there was a heated debate in the AI community over whether AI should “pause” its development because it could pose a threat to human existence. Scheer took a stand: “The way to travel safely through a dangerous forest at night is not to go faster or refuse to move. You have to move forward. If our current speed is 10, then at 0 Slow to stop. I think this should be the goal set at 1-2.
Shill is worried about the future of AI, which, even if it is not smarter than humans, can still cause the same havoc as humans. He said in September: “Imagine that the 100,000 most intelligent people you know all ran 100 times faster and communicated in real time through telepathy and other means. These 100,000 people could completely take over the world. Can. They don’t need to be bigger than that, smarter than humans.”
These views appear to match external concerns about AI safety. It was rumored that this was the reason the OpenAI board fired Altman, although Schill said on Sunday that the board’s decision was not due to disagreements over security and “their reasons were completely different.”
Schill’s views on AI naturally raise questions about how he handles OpenAI’s relationship with Microsoft. Both sides have now reiterated their commitment to each other. OpenAI’s technology has been integrated into the Bing search engine, and Microsoft has invested tens of billions of dollars in OpenAI.
But because Altman and his capable partners will be moving to Microsoft, and OpenAI may be left with a significantly reduced team following the departure of its employees, CNN commented that Schill and the CEO who takes over after Schill will always have to Can be assumed for.