OpenAI is reportedly poaching Google’s top AI researchers with $10m/year packages.
The recruiting fight between OpenAI and Google is growing fiercer.
As OpenAI proceeds with an employee share sale that would nearly triple the startup’s valuation to more than 80 billion, its recruiters are courting top artificial intelligence employees at Google with millions of dollars and a message: Join us now to lock in a stock package at the current valuation of27 billion and benefit from the impending increase.
As part of their pitch, OpenAI recruiters have claimed researchers would have greater access to computing resources, including the specialized chips staff rely on to run experiments and develop new techniques for AI models, according to people with knowledge of the claims.
Financial Times: Study Shows that ChatGPT boosts low-performing employees the most
This Financial Times article discusses the impact of generative artificial intelligence, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4, on white-collar jobs. Key points include:
Risk to High-Wage Jobs: OpenAI estimates that higher-paying jobs are more at risk from AI advancements. Those earning six-figure salaries are three times more likely to be affected than those earning $30,000.
Immediate Impact on Freelancers: A U.S. study found that after the launch of ChatGPT, freelancers in fields like copywriting and graphic design experienced a decrease in jobs and earnings. This suggests that AI is not only taking over some tasks but also devaluing the remaining work.
Varied Impact Across Skill Levels: The most skilled freelancers were not shielded from the negative impact. In fact, they often faced worse outcomes.
Productivity and Quality Increases with AI: A Harvard Business School study involving Boston Consulting Group employees showed that those using GPT-4 were more productive and produced higher quality work than those without AI assistance. The largest gains were observed among less skilled workers.
AI’s Limitations and Human Collaboration: GPT-4 struggled with nuanced tasks requiring careful analysis of qualitative materials. However, employees who effectively integrated AI into their workflow (“cyborgs”) or focused on tasks suited to their expertise while using AI for others (“centaurs”) performed better.
Implications and Recommendations: The article suggests that regulation is crucial, particularly in unregulated markets like online freelancing. Roles involving multiple facets are less at risk of automation. Finally, maximizing the benefits of AI tools requires treating them as extensions of ourselves, actively engaging with and scrutinizing their outputs.
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