OpenAI's attempt to steal Google talent

PLUS: Hollywood AI strike comes to an end

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

OpenAI is waving big money at Google AI specialists, aiming to poach more top talent before its valuation skyrockets.

As competition intensifies, winning the AI race increasingly means winning the best minds. Lets dive in

In todays AI rundown:

  • OpenAI recruits Google AI experts with HUGE offers

  • Hollywood actors strike ends with deal on AI use

  • 10 new AI tools to try

  • How to find the best new custom GPTs

  • New report: AI boosts low-performing employees the most

  • GPT-4 Turbo model is officially live

  • RunwayML shows off new motion brush feature

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The Rundown: OpenAI is reportedly enticing top AI researchers from Google to join them with highly lucrative compensation packages as high as a whopping $10 million per year.

The details:

  • OpenAI's recruiters are focused on luring senior AI talent at Google working on models like Gemini.

  • The supersized offers come as OpenAI nears completion of a major employee stock sale that could triple its valuation.

  • New AI chip projects, including Microsofts Athena and AMDs MI300X, could provide hardware advantages to OpenAI versus Google's TPUs.

The relevance: While we often highlight the escalating AI race for the top LLMs, there is also a war being fought for the top AI worker talent. No matter the company its certainly a good time to be a top AI researcher.


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The Rundown: The SAG-AFTRA actors strike has finally ended after reaching a tentative deal, following months of negotiations over AI use and streaming residuals.

The details:

  • The 118-day strike was the longest in Hollywood history, halting many productions.

  • A major sticking point was reuse of AI scans to digitally recreate actors without consent or compensation.

  • The studios' previous proposal allowed unlimited scans of veteran actors post-mortem, which the union opposed.

  • The final deal concedes some restrictions and payments around AI model use and comes on the heels of Hollywood writers securing landmark restrictions on studios' use of AI scripts in September.

Why it matters: The strike ends for now, letting Hollywood productions resume. But with AIs growth not likely to slow any time soon, the issue of its use in the industry is likely far from settled.


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There have been an endless supply of new GPTs created since launching last week. Wondering how to find the best ones?

The Rundown now has a GPT directory, organizing the top community submissions and curating favorites.

Follow the steps below to start exploring:

Step 1: Navigate to the GPTs section of Supertools.

Step 2: Filter based on the type of GPT you are looking for. Weve broken it up into different categories like Image Generation, Productivity, Developer, Health, etc. to easily find the perfect tools.

Step 3: Submit your own GPT by clicking on the Submit Tool tab and providing the relevant details (description, category, link, etc.)

Now you can quickly find the perfect customized GPT for your needs, and share your tool with the community! Let us know your favorites  and check out this thread for some of the coolest ones weve seen so far.



A new report shows AI tools like ChatGPT are transforming knowledge work, with low-performing employees seeing the biggest benefit. The key for workers becoming "cyborgs" and "centaurs," meshing AI into workflows vs handing off tasks.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tweeted that the upgraded GPT-4 Turbo model is now live, and should be a lot better than the previous models. The upgrade comes after a turbulent week of outages and degraded performance after reported DDoS attacks from hacker groups.

AI video platform Runway introduced an impressive update called motion brush, a new tool coming to its Gen-2 product that allows for more intuitive movement control within outputs.

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