OpenAI co-founder officially leaves

PLUS: How to use GPT-4o

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

OpenAI is nothing without its people… But what happens when they keep leaving?

AI safety team leaders Ilya Sutskever and Jan Leike just resigned — reopening a chapter that left the world with more questions than answers. Let’s investigate.

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Ilya Sutskever and Jan Leike leave OpenAI

  • Join us live: GPT-4o workshop

  • Android phones enter the AI era

  • How to clone your voice using AI

  • Report: Gen Z and Millennials optimistic on AI

  • 5 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

OPENAI

Image source: Ilya Sutskever (@ilyasut on X)

The Rundown: OpenAI co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever announced that he is leaving the company — following months of speculation of Sutskever’s role from the November 2023 Sam Altman ousting.

The details:

  • Sutskever said he is confident that OpenAI will ‘build AGI that is both safe and beneficial’ under the current leadership.

  • Also leaving is Sutskever’s superalignment group co-lead Jan Leike, announcing his departure with a cryptic resignation post.

  • The news follows months of departures largely coming from OpenAI’s superalignment and safety teams, fueling speculation.

  • OpenAI CEO Sam Altman named Jakub Pachocki as the new chief scientist, a key researcher on the creation of GPT-4.

Why it matters: After months of tensions, the speculation around Ilya’s future with Sam is finally put to rest. But questions surrounding the safety team departures still remain. Also important to watch is where Sutskever and Leike land next, with two of AI’s brightest minds now officially on the market.

THE RUNDOWN UNIVERSITY

The Rundown: GPT-4o just launched, and tomorrow we’re going hands on to teach you everything you need to know about it in our weekly live workshop.

Learn about:

  • The difference between GPT-4o and GPT-4, and how to access it.

  • How GPT-4o outperforms previous models in language, audio, and vision tasks.

  • How to download the ChatGPT Mac App, which allows ChatGPT to watch your screen and give you instant answers to what you're doing in real-time.

  • The workshop will be beginner-friendly and does not require coding skills.

To celebrate the launch of GPT-4o, we’re offering a special 7-day free trial membership to The Rundown AI University.

Access with this link to join tomorrow’s workshop for free and gain instant access to 150+ AI workflows, daily tutorials, recorded workshops, and so much more.

GOOGLE

Image source: Google

The Rundown: Google announced a host of new AI integrations coming to Android phones at its I/O Developer Conference, bringing its powerful Gemini model on-device to enable upgraded smartphone experiences.

The details:

  • Google’s Gemini Nano model will be integrated into the Pixel later this year, allowing for enhanced multimodal capabilities.

  • Gemini features will be easily accessible with a new overlay, which improves and understand context to provide dynamic suggestions.

  • A Circle to Search feature, allowing users to query anything on screen, gains homework help features via a LearnLM model.

  • Google is also bringing a new AI security feature soon, providing real-time alerts on calls that appear to be scams.

Why it matters: While everyone awaits the iPhone AI announcements, Google’s Android AI era is rolling. With Gemini coming directly on-board, the potential is there — but if Apple integrates ChatGPT, it may remain tough sledding against the dominant market leader.

AI TRAINING

The Rundown: A new model on Replicate called OpenVoice lets you clone any voice for free with just an audio file and the desired text to be turned into speech.

Step-by-step:

  1. Access OpenVoice on Replicate here and log in with your GitHub account.

  2. Upload the audio file of the voice you want to clone where it says ‘audio’. The longer, the better.

  3. Fill the ‘Text’ field with the text you want to convert into a speech.

  4. Click on the ‘Run’ button and listen/download the generated audio with the cloned voice!

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  • Unlimited courses on AI product development, business strategy, marketing, and workflow automation

  • Facetime opportunities with executives from OpenAI, Apple, Google, Meta, and more

  • Dedicated office hour sessions with AI experts every month

  • A network with 10K+ builders from startups to Fortune 500 companies

Enroll now to start your journey. Use code ACADEMY20 for 20% off – this week only.

DELOITTE

Image source: Deloitte

The Rundown: Deloitte just released its 2024 Gen Z and Millennial Survey, polling 23,000 workers across 44 countries — revealing cautious optimism on the coming AI wave but broader concerns on future job security.

The details:

  • Frequent AI users believed GenAI use would improve work/life balance, enhance work, and free up time.

  • 60% of workers said AI-driven automation would eliminate jobs in the future, with power users sharing higher concerns than non-users.

  • Only 45% of millennials and 51% of Gen Z respondents felt their employers were providing sufficient training on AI.

  • Despite the current lack of training, 59% of Gen Z and 57% of millennials reported plans to reskill to adapt to AI’s career impacts.

Why it matters: Millennials and Gen Z workers are about to live through the most drastic change in work in modern history, and many seem to already grasp what may be needed to compete in the future — even if their employers don’t.

NEW TOOLS & JOBS

  • 🤖 Taskade AI Agent Generator - Type your task needs and the agent generator will handle the rest

  • 📅 Reclaim Smart Meeting - Optimize scheduling to find the best meeting times for all team members

  • 🎙️ Chatter by Hume AI - An Interactive podcast to discuss any topic with an AI host

  • 🔎 Copyleaks - Detect plagiarized content and AI-generated text

  • 🎓 Quizard - Academic copilot for instant homework help

  • 🔬 Lambda - Manufacturing Quality Engineer

  • 📋 Anthropic - People Operations Coordinator

  • 🤖 Figure AI - Humanoid Robot Pilot

  • 💻 Luma AI - Senior Software engineer- Data infrastructure

QUICK HITS

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger announced that he is joining Anthropic as the company’s Chief Product Officer.

ElevenLabs launched its first consumer app called Reader: AI Audio, capable of reading web pages, PDFs, and other documents in 11 different voices.

Hume AI unveiled Chatter, an interactive voice AI podcast that uses real-time web search to provide daily news updates.

U.S. senators released its AI policy roadmap, calling for at least $32B in funding annually to maintain AI leadership and outcompete China.

D’Youville University held a graduation ceremony on Saturday that featured an AI robot named Sophia as the commencement speaker, drawing mixed reactions form students.

Microsoft’s focus on AI has reportedly increased its carbon emissions by 30%, challenging the company’s commitment to becoming carbon-negative by 2030.

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