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🐶 2 NEW shocking details about Sam Altman’s firing

PLUS: ChatGPT Free users can now use browse, vision, data analysis, and GPTs.

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Howdy, happy Thursday, AI family! 🐶

🧵Here are some useful AI updates and tools I gathered today:

  • 👀 Shocking details about Sam Altman’s firing last year

  • 🤯 ChatGPT Free users can now browse, vision, data analysis, & GPTs.

  • 🔍️ + new AI Tools, Resources, and other news

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Former OpenAI board member Helen Toner revealed 2 shocking details about Sam Altman’s firing:

  • Left in the dark: The board was unaware of ChatGPT's launch in 2022 until they saw it on Twitter. She mentioned that the board was not informed about the chatbot's release, which later became a significant success.

  • Trust issues: The board had found it difficult to trust Altman after he failed to disclose that he owned the OpenAI Startup Fund, gave inaccurate information about the company's safety processes, and tried to push Toner off the board after she published a critical research paper.

Due to these issues, Toner and other directors concluded they could no longer trust Altman’s information.


Big day for ChatGPT free users: OpenAI has announced that all ChatGPT free users can now use browse, vision, data analysis, file uploads, and GPTs. The new capabilities in the free tier are now available through ChatGPT app for Android, iOS and macOS, as well as on ChatGPT web.

This is GREAT: ChatGPT free users are getting pretty much all features as paid users.

That means 2 possible things: OpenAI is aiming for a maximum userbase now, and their next model will have a really substantial enhancement.

Two Prediction:

  • The ChatGPT site is going to face some outages in the next 12 hours.

  • If they don't release "her" mode or GPT-5 soon, a lot of people are going to cancel their paid subscriptions.


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1. NVIDIA is now worth more than both Amazon and Tesla combined at $2.57 trillion

2. GPT-4 leads in 3 out of 4 Scale AI’s new LLM rankings

3. Prediction markets expect GPT-5 to be launched in Q4 or 2025

4. Apple acquired 32 AI companies (such as Voysis, WaveOne, Emotient, and Laserlike.)

Cool updates/findings

  1. The Atlantic and Vox Media have signed separate licensing and product deals with OpenAI. These agreements allow OpenAI to use the publishers' archived and current content to train its AI models

  2. Mistral has released their first-ever code model called "Codestral."

  3. How A.I. Made Mark Zuckerberg Popular Again in Silicon Valley.

  4. Truecaller partners with Microsoft to let its AI respond to calls in your own voice.

  5. Jan Leike, a former co-head of the OpenAI safety team, has joined Anthropic to lead a new "superalignment" team.

  6. OpenAI has recently begun training its next frontier model and we anticipate the resulting systems to bring us to the next level of capabilities on our path to AGI.

  7. Donald Trump is considering appointing Elon Musk as policy adviser in potential second term. [They] “talk on the phone several times a month,” discussing “immigration, technology and science, including the U.S. Space Force.”

  8. Elon Musk and Yann LeCun, two prominent figures in AI, got into a heated debate on X over the weekend. LeCun criticized Musk's management style at his new AI startup xAI, while Musk questioned LeCun's recent scientific contributions.

  9. Microsoft launches Copilot bot for Telegram. It is currently in beta but is free for Telegram users on mobile or desktop.

  10. Opera announced a collaboration with Google Cloud to integrate Gemini models into its Aria browser AI.

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Useful AI Links

🔍️ Trending Tools

  • Opencall.ai - AI call centers for any business.

  • Exa AI - the most powerful tool for finding your competitors on the market.

  • Highlight - a Desktop runtime that allows anyone to build native, context-aware assistants using their existing web stack.

  • timeOS 2.0 - Your day just got smarter.

  • FlowTunes - AI-generated music for focus.

  • Vocalized - Split test real-time conversation with different voice AI providers.

🤗 Resources

🤗 Predictions

1/ OpenAI employee teases GPT5 (or is he just teaching us simple addition, 4+1=5 😉)

2/ Perfect for training text-to-video AI:

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