OpenAI co-founder to launch new AI company

Sutskever left OpenAI in May after playing a role in CEO Sam Altman’s firing and rehiring last year.

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Ilya Sutskever, co-founder and former chief scientist at OpenAI, announced on Wednesday the launch of a new AI company named Safe Superintelligence. The company aims to create a secure AI environment amidst the competitive generative AI industry. Based in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, Safe Superintelligence aims to prioritise safety and security over short-term commercial pressures.

Sutskever made the announcement on social media, emphasising the company’s focused approach without the distractions of traditional management overhead or product cycles. Joining him as co-founders are Daniel Levy, a former OpenAI researcher, and Daniel Gross, co-founder of Cue and former AI lead at Apple.

Sutskever’s departure from Microsoft-backed OpenAI in May followed his involvement in the dramatic firing and rehiring of CEO Sam Altman in November of the previous year. His new venture underscores a commitment to advancing AI technology in a manner that ensures safety and long-term progress.