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Davos Spotlight: Sam Altman Steals the Show Under Intense Scrutiny


  • Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, is a headliner at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.
  • Altman has gained star status over the past year and has more influence and leeway to talk about a range of topics, with a focus on AI.
  • Altman discussed how AI might affect elections, the energy consumption of AI, and the future of artificial general intelligence (AGI).
  • Altman avoided discussing his temporary removal from OpenAI but the episode raises questions about his role and side ventures in the startup world.
  • Altman’s ally, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, also appeared on Davos stages and reiterated his faith in Altman and OpenAI.
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