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Sam Altman seems to be in EVERY news segment lately, for good reason.
Also, Minecraft is teaching AI some pretty complex stuff!
AND - Did you get it right? Was it AI or Real?
OpenAI's CEO, Sam Altman, is aiming sky-high, looking to gather trillions (yes - trillions) of dollars from investors.
And that’s including the government of the United Arab Emirates.
Investing in AI chips
This eye-popping tech venture could need as much as $7 trillion, as per insiders cited by the WSJ.
Altman's idea involves setting up multiple chip factories, managed by big players like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
So why the big push?
OpenAI faces a hurdle: a shortage of chips that power advanced AI models, like their very own ChatGPT.
The scale of funding sought is described as "breathtakingly huge" for corporate fundraising norms.
Altman has been in talks with high-profile figures, including senior UAE officials, TSMC execs, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son.
He’s aiming for BIG personnel
While many nations are keen on growing their very own chip production, the market is still largely dominated by a few key players, notably TSMC and NVIDIA.
An OpenAI spokesperson confirmed discussions about ongoing global infrastructure and supply chains, promising more details later.
Leading OpenAI, Altman has become a notable figure in the AI landscape.
Remember when Altman was temporarily ousted - only to be reinstated after protests from employees and investors in November?
Yeah, no one can forget that turn of events.
Sam Altman wants to be the Steve Jobs of AI!
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You know Minecraft, right? Well, turns out it's not just about building stuff anymore – it's also teaching AI some serious tricks.
Steven James and his staff from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa came up with this nifty test called MinePlanner.
It's like a challenge within Minecraft that tests how smart AI really is.
So, what's the big deal?
It tests if AI can focus on what's important in a problem and ignore all the other distractions – just like us humans do.
You know how some AI gets trained with only the exact data it needs for a specific task?
That's fine for simple jobs like predicting the weather, but it's not enough if we want AI to be as clever as us.
MinePlanner throws AI into messy situations, forcing it to figure out what matters and what doesn't.
Think of it like trying to find your way out of an escape room.
With 15 tricky challenges, MinePlanner pushes AI to think ahead and take clever shortcuts.
It's like setting up puzzles for AI to solve, but WAY cooler.
When they tested it with two AI models, ENHSP and Fast Downward, it struggled.
Far from perfect
It showed that AI still has a long way to go before it can handle complex tasks like a pro.
James, the brain behind MinePlanner, says the goal is to get AI to figure things out on its own, without us holding its hand every step of the way.
It's trying to make AI as savvy as humans – maybe even smarter someday.
So, thanks to Minecraft, AI is getting a crash course in problem-solving, and who knows?
Maybe one day it'll be giving us humans a run for our money in the smarts department.
Minecraft will save us all.
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