Cybersecurity Isn’t Front And Center In The Open AI Soap Opera

The Open AI saga is frankly a bit crazy. And it might be hard to keep track of what is going on. To that end, I’d like to point you towards this explainer by The Guardian which I think that should clear things up. At least for now. But there’s an angle of this that isn’t being covered by many which is cybersecurity. That’s where Damir J. Brescic, CISO, Inversion6 comes in to offer his opinion:

The recent development at OpenAI, particularly the departure of Sam Altman as CEO, could have significant implication for the broader AI industry. It’s more than clear that Altman and the board at OpenAI do not see eye-to-eye and that the shift in leadership, with a focus on increasing transparency and collaboration in AI research, will have a significant impact on the future of OpenAI.

I recall the story of Steve Jobs being removed from Apple, back in the day, due to a similar spat with the Apple board on the direction of the company. We all saw how that turned out – they did so well without someone steering their ship, that they had to beg Jobs to return. In his case, Jobs started another company and knew Apple was desperate that he forced them to buy it just to get him back…, you have to love capitalism!!!!

From the cybersecurity perspective, as AI systems become more integrated into our daily lives, it is essential that they are designed with cybersecurity in mind. This means that OpenAI and the broader AI community must prioritize the development of secure AI systems that are designed to protect user data and prevent cyber-attacks.

Overall, I find it interesting that Microsoft has made it known that they are interested in hiring Sam Altman to run a new advanced artificial intelligence research team.  This could change the landscape of AI as we know it.

Only time will tell, or when the Cylons take over….

I honestly have to wonder how this will turn out. And if we’ll all be working for our new AI powered overlords. Only time will tell.

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