Latest in Tech: Altman's OpenAI Return, SpaceX Starship's Misstep, and More

JJohn November 19, 2023 12:46 PM

We round up the day's biggest news in technology, including Sam Altman's potential return to OpenAI, another SpaceX Starship failure, and the increasing concern over deep fake content.

Altman's potential return to OpenAI

There's buzz in the tech world that Sam Altman could be making a return to OpenAI as CEO, despite recently being let go from the position. On top of that, there are whispers of Altman embarking on a new AI initiative that could rival OpenAI. None other than Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures and an early backer of OpenAI, has expressed his willingness to support Altman in his future endeavors.

Another hiccup for SpaceX's Starship

It's back to the drawing board for SpaceX as their Starship rocket faltered in its second launch attempt. Despite this setback, the rocket did manage to accomplish a key separation from its core Starship stage. Designed to transport astronauts to the moon and beyond, over 2 billion dollars have already been poured into the Starship project.

Tech giants halt ads on X

Several major players in the tech industry, including Apple, Disney, and Lionsgate, have decided to hold off on advertising on Elon Musk's X (formerly Twitter), following Musk's endorsement of a post with anti-semitic undertones.

In a recent gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the importance of public education on artificial intelligence and deep fake content. His concerns are grounded in personal experience—he once came across a deep fake video featuring himself.

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