The Daily Populous

Sunday November 19th, 2023 morning edition

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Sam Altman, the recently sacked boss of OpenAI, the company behind the ChatGPT bot, was telling investors he planned to launch a new company before his shock departure, it was claimed.

The former OpenAI president, Greg Brockman, is also expected to join Altman after he quit the artificial intelligence firm along with other key senior executives following Altman’s abrupt departure.

The crisis at OpenAI deepened this weekend when the company said Altman’s ousting was for allegedly misleading the board.

“Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the board did today … We too are still trying to figure out exactly what happened,” he wrote on X.

OpenAI, which is now being led by interim chief executive Mira Murati, also did not respond to requests for comment.

Based in San Francisco, OpenAI was founded in 2015 by Altman, Brockman, Elon Musk and others as a not-for-profit group.

The country’s digital minister, Jean-Noel Barrot, said Altman, “his team and their talents” would be “welcome in France if they want to”. »

Woman killed hours after Rio Rancho police respond to her home

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Some argue that 82-year-old Rio Rancho woman Juneanne Fannell would still be alive if it was used.

The Rio Rancho Police Department and Fire Department arrived at the home in April to find Fannell in a hospital bed.

Cardana told 911 that Fannell was uncontrollable and that they needed to get her out of the home for her own safety. »

Valve marks Half-Life’s 25th anniversary with game update and documentary

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Valve has marked Half-Life’s 25th anniversary with several promotions and content drops, including an extensive new update for the original game.

As detailed on the new 25th anniversary site, Valve has added new multiplayer maps, restored game content, graphics options and full Steam Deck compatibility.

Finally, Valve has released an hour-long documentary – made in partnership with Secret Tape – in which the original development team share their memories of creating Valve’s first game. »