Comment by 8e9 on OpenAI wants to raise 5-7 trillion · 2024-02-10T10:41:45.728Z · LW · GW


​​Sam Altman was already trying to lead the development of human-level artificial intelligence. Now he has another great ambition: raising trillions of dollars to reshape the global semiconductor industry.

The OpenAI chief executive officer is in talks with investors including the United Arab Emirates government to raise funds for a wildly ambitious tech initiative that would boost the world’s chip-building capacity, expand its ability to power AI, among other things, and cost several trillion dollars, according to people familiar with the matter. The project could require raising as much as $5 trillion to $7 trillion, one of the people said.

Comment by 8e9 on OpenAI wants to raise 5-7 trillion · 2024-02-09T17:51:21.952Z · LW · GW

This article from the Wall Street Journal (linked in TFA) says developing human-level AI could cost trillions of dollars to build, which I believe is reasonable (and it could even be a good deal), not that Mr. Altman expects to raise trillions of dollars on short order.

Comment by 8e9 on Gender Exploration · 2024-01-15T11:12:15.698Z · LW · GW

I was really surprised to see a post like this on here. I read Eneasz’s original post to get more context, and I encourage others to do so as well (even if it’s a difficult read). I think your post offers a valuable and more hopeful perspective.