Tech Glitch Makes People Think Sam Altman Is Running For President – My Blog

File picture of Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI, on the Solar Valley Lodge for the Allen & Firm Solar … [+] Valley Convention on July 11, 2023 in Solar Valley, Idaho. (Picture by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Pictures)

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Sam Altman was ousted because the high-profile head of the synthetic intelligence firm OpenAI on Friday, resulting in hypothesis about what brought on the transfer and what Altman may do subsequent. However claims that Altman would run for president of the USA in 2024 look like inaccurate, regardless that there's an excellent cause this rumor bought began.

Customers on X, the social media platform previously often called Twitter, began declaring Friday afternoon {that a} easy Google seek for "Sam Altman" confirmed the tech govt's X account as one of many high hits. However scrolling right down to Altman's profile exhibits a fairly peculiar preview of the content material hosted there.

As you may see within the screenshot I took beneath, it appears like Altman's account has tweeted, "I'm operating for President as a Democrat in 2024. My marketing campaign will likely be about 4 principal issues. Initially, it will likely be in regards to the financial system. We have now to make…" earlier than trailing off.

A easy Google seek for Sam Altman, which seems to indicate him asserting a run for president as a … [+] Democrat in 2024.


Why is that this taking place? It seems to be a technical glitch with Altman's X account. The precise textual content was utilized by Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota who introduced his candidacy for president on October 27. Phillips, a Democrat, is difficult incumbent president Joe Biden for the nomination, although he's thought of an extended shot to truly get the nomination, regardless of Biden's abysmal approval numbers with the American public.

However how did a tweet from Phillips develop into related to Altman? It appears like Altman wrote about Phillips approvingly on October 27, writing on the time, "that is fascinating, and i believe near what the vast majority of voters truly need: an affordable, centrist candidate operating on 1) a message of a powerful financial system and rising affordability 2) a deal with security and three) generational change. curious to see what occurs."

It's not clear why Google can be indexing a quote-tweet as a local tweet despatched by Altman, however X has struggled in some technical features ever since Elon Musk purchased the corporate and fired an infinite quantity of people that saved the positioning up and operating.

Altman's ouster because the CEO of OpenAI got here as a shock to most individuals working in tech, particularly since Altman had develop into a really public face of the corporate that runs ChatGPT. The OpenAI board's public assertion about its cause for dismissing Altman was that he was "not persistently candid," with out offering any additional context for what meaning.

To high all of it off, Greg Brockman, a co-founder of OpenAI, give up the corporate after information of Altman's firing was made public. Brockman issued what was billed as a joint assertion with Altman on X late Friday nevertheless it solely supplied a chronology of occasions fairly than any clarification for why Altman was truly let go.

The favored narrative being reported by folks like tech journalist Kara Swisher is that Altman was "pushing too far, too quick" with a type of know-how that some are involved might hurt humanity. Swisher additionally reported that Altman was "manipulative and headstrong," although that description might match any variety of leaders in Silicon Valley and wouldn't be the type of factor that anybody thinks would result in such a drastic and sudden management change.

It appears like we'll simply have to attend to get any severe solutions about this historic shake-up. However for now we are able to say fairly definitively that it appears like Altman received't be operating for president. At the very least not anytime quickly.