To spend time with Mr. Altman is to understand that Silicon Valley will push this technology forward even though it is not quite sure what the implications will be. At one point during our dinner in 2019, he paraphrased Robert Oppenheimer, the leader of the Manhattan Project, who believed the atomic bomb was an inevitability of scientific progress. ‘Technology happens because it is possible,’ he said.

– Cade Metz

New York Times technology writer Cade Metz has interviewed Open AI CEO Sam Altman over many years. He creates a composite view of the man leading the company that’s leading the AI transformation.


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