The Sam Altman saga reveals the need for AI transparency

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, was fired by the company’s board last week for reasons that have not been publicly disclosed. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella attempted to recruit Altman to join Microsoft, but Altman was reinstated as CEO of OpenAI after a revolt from most of the company’s 800 employees. The Altman-OpenAI saga raises questions about the future of AI and who will control its development. The author argues that AI could alter humanity’s fate profoundly, but so far, just a select few are determining its future behind closed doors. The author calls for greater transparency in the development and deployment of AI, and suggests that decentralizing AI’s existing framework and embracing decentralized decision-making could help to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly. By Coshorts