So check this out, the crew behind ChatGPT, you know that artificial intelligence thing, just landed the prestigious 2023 Professor Hawking Fellowship. And get this, it’s not just one person but a whole team! That’s a first, man. The CEO and Co-Founder, Mr Sam Altman, is gonna give a badass lecture for this fellowship on November 1st, 2023.
This fellowship has been given to some big names in the past, like Professor Stephen Hawking himself, Dame Jane Goodall, Bill Gates, Sir Jonny Ive, and Dr Katalin Karikó, the Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine this year. It’s a big deal, alright.
OpenAI, the company behind all this AI stuff, was founded back in 2015 by Sam Altman and Elon Musk (who later dipped out in 2018). These guys are all about researching and developing artificial general intelligence that’s safe and beneficial for humanity. You gotta appreciate that, man.
This OpenAI team created some rad models, including DALL-E and ChatGPT. These models have really opened people’s eyes to the massive changes that AI is gonna bring. The Fellowship Committee recognized OpenAI for its positive vision and responsible approach to AI. They dig how OpenAI is all about open source and making AI accessible to everyone. According to the committee, OpenAI has totally shifted the conversation on AI and AGI, man. That’s what this fellowship is all about – recognizing achievements that make a huge impact and benefit humanity, you know?
And hey, they even gave the fellowship to the whole team instead of just one person because they wanna acknowledge the teamwork and collaboration that went into these amazing achievements. Makes sense, right?
Now, let me take you back to what Professor Hawking had to say about AI. Back in 2015, he said that superintelligent AI could be the best or the worst thing to happen to humanity. It’s a race, you know, between our growing technology and how wisely we use it. The dude wanted wisdom to win, man.
In 2016, he gave a speech at Cambridge University, saying that creating intelligence through AI could bring huge benefits. He talked about amplifying our own minds with AI, fixing the damage done to the natural world, wiping out disease and poverty, and transforming every aspect of our lives. That’s some big-time potential, right?
The Hawking family is pretty stoked about this fellowship being awarded to OpenAI. Stephen Hawking himself was all about the future of AI and its impact on society. They believe he’d be totally on board with this award, bringing the founders of OpenAI to Cambridge to share their knowledge and insights with students.
And hey, big thanks to the Phoenix Partnership for supporting this fellowship, man. Can’t forget about those contributions.
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