We thought why not ask for information about Sam Altman’s life from the revolutionary artificial intelligence system, ChatGPT, which he invented in 2015 after forming a company called OpenAI.
‘Sam Altman is an American entrepreneur who is the president of a company called OpenAI and has been the CEO of a company called Lovepit,’ a virtual robot called ChatGPT, which launched on November 30, told us.
In his reply, the robot informed us that ‘Sam Altman is considered an influential figure in the world of technology who also lectures on artificial intelligence.’
The information that this robot provided us was based on facts as the system says it does not make any statement on a person’s personality or character, however Sam who dreams of changing the world through technological innovation like ChatGPT. We decided to use traditional sources to find out more about Altman.
According to an interview given by Samuel H. Altman to The New Yorker, he learned to program Apple’s first computer, the Macintosh, at the age of eight.
In the same interview, Sam Altman said that computers also helped him discover his sexual identity because he could communicate with people through computers as a teenager.
At the age of 16, Sam Altman informed his parents that he was gay. Later he announced this in his school as well.
Sam Altman attended Stanford University to study computer science but did not complete his degree.
Along with a few friends, he decided to work on an app that would allow people to share their current location with anyone.
It was 2005 when there was no WhatsApp and Facebook had just emerged.
His app, called LovePit, wasn’t a huge success, but it launched Sam Altman’s business career and opened the door for him to invest in the technology world.
Loupt’s backing company Y Combinator used to invest in new concepts.
Sam Altman sold his first project for US$40 million and began pursuing new ideas under the YC Company umbrella.
He also chaired the YC from 2014 to 2019. In the same period, he founded a company called OpenAI along with Elon Musk. It was the first step into a world that attracted them but also scared them; This was the world of artificial intelligence.
OpenAI is a research company that says it wants artificial intelligence to benefit all of humanity, but one of Altman’s fears was that artificial intelligence could also become a dangerous weapon against humans.
In 2016, Ted Friend in The New Yorker wrote a detailed report in which Sam Altman said, “We either make artificial intelligence our slave or it will make us its slave.”
In 2018, Elon Musk parted ways with OpenAI, but he still invests in the company.
Elon Musk, who is trying to connect the human mind to computers through his company NeuraLink, has also bought Twitter.
This vision of the future is what inspired Elon Musk and Sam Altman to jump into the field of artificial intelligence.
A few weeks ago, Sam Altman said at an event that ‘we believe that the responsible approach would be to gradually introduce such systems into society.’
He said that ‘in this way, people and institutions will be able to know the system, reflect on its effects to find out what will be possible through it and what will not, instead of a force. Var Nizam should be suddenly introduced to the world.’
Commenting on Sam Altman’s words, a channel called dotcsv, which specializes in issues related to artificial intelligence, said that companies working on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley in general try to be fast and their own. Do not consider the effects of products before releasing them.
The channel further said that in Sam’s case, the case is reversed and they don’t want to rush but want to bring out products that the society can get used to gradually.
Something similar is happening with ChatGPT and DalE, but they are also being criticized.
Altman admitted in a statement on Twitter in December that ChatGPT is still quite limited.
‘But it has so much potential that it can deceive to be something great. It would be a mistake to trust him for anything important at this point.’
Altman said that there is still a lot of work to be done on ChatGPT and that its current form is only a glimpse of the development to come.
Sam Altman turns 38 in April. Three years ago, he predicted that by 2025 there would be major breakthroughs in the world of technology.
In this statement, he counted the achievements of bringing artificial intelligence to the masses, making genetic treatment of an important disease possible and developing a prototype of nuclear fusion.
It should be noted that Altman has been investing for several years in the campaign to generate cheap energy and electricity using water-based fuels through a company called Helion Energy.
Is Altman’s prediction correct or not? The answer to this question will have to wait two years, but at least in the field of artificial intelligence, their predictions seem to be proving correct.
Through the company OpenAI, Altman is trying to create a global vision in which social values will not change.
He recently said that ‘America is the best country in the world’ and vowed that democracy can only survive if there is economic growth.
He said that the experiment of democracy will fail without economic development.
One of Sam Altman’s greatest achievements during his career was convincing investors to invest in his projects.
There are no exact figures on his wealth, but according to some estimates, he is steadily on his way to join the elite group of billionaires.
A few weeks ago, the American newspaper Wall Street Journal wrote in an article that OpenAI is worth 29 thousand million US dollars.
Not long after that, the company signed a multibillion-dollar deal with Microsoft that will have a significant impact on computing, the Internet, smart devices and the cloud in the coming years, and this month the Plus version of ChatGPT began testing in the US. There is going to be a monthly fee of $20.