A certain family member was in a meeting where the CEO had sketched out the revised org chart of their large firm, and asked those present where they thought the critical locii were. Said family member opined that it must be the bottom of the chart, where the design, operations, and customer contact occurred and that, the further up you go, the farther you got from what really mattered, and where the real work was done.
It was a valid point. It should be noted that one of the disadvantages of our both being very tall is that kissing a** is hard and always looks contrived.
I take it such clarity of thought and purpose is uncommon in firms such as OpenAI.
Yes, but this one is important because it’s to do with AI, which will determine the future of civilization. Right now it’s all just content interpolation engines but someday that could somehow turn into something with general intelligence like a human, which means it will instantly take over the world. And at that point who is working for this company is going to decide whether we all die or get ushered into a digital paradise that only a human-level intelligence can provide.
It happens all the time, yes, but the end result of a company blatantly poaching the entire talent tree of another company is pretty unreal nonetheless.
OpenAI probably won’t find the type of quality they need to continue being a going concern if the employees quit, not JUST because they aren’t out there, but also because the potential future employees know how little they actually matter… that the board would burn them in an instant…