When he was the former chief scientist at OpenAI Ilya Sutskever He left the company in May, and everyone wondered why.

In fact, the Recent internal unrest In OpenAI and A Short-term lawsuit An early proponent of OpenAI, Elon Musk was skeptical enough of the human mind coming online With the “What Did Elijah Saw” meme.referring to the theory that Sutskever saw something troubling in the way CEO Sam Altman led OpenAI.

Now, Sutskever has a new company, and that may be a hint as to why he left OpenAI at the height of its powers. On Wednesday, Sutskever tweeted that he would be starting a company called Super-safe intelligence.

“We will strive to achieve secure superintelligence in a straight shot, with one focus, one goal, and one product. We will do so through revolutionary breakthroughs produced by a small, crack team,” Sutskever wrote.

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The company’s website is currently just a text message signed by Sutskever as well as co-founders Daniel Gross and Daniel Levy (Total He was one of the founders of the search engine Cue, which was acquired by Apple in 2013, while he was… Collection Managed the improvement team at OpenAI). The letter reiterates safety as the key element in building super-AI.

“We treat safety and capabilities side by side, as technical problems that must be solved through revolutionary engineering and scientific discoveries. We plan to enhance capabilities as quickly as possible while ensuring that our safety always remains at the forefront,” the letter said. “Our single focus means we’re not distracted by administrative overhead or product cycles, and our business model means that safety, security and progress are all insulated from short-term business pressures.”

While Sutskever has never publicly explained why he left OpenAI, instead to praise Despite the company’s “miracle” trajectory, it’s worth noting that safety is the focus of its new AI product. musk And many others have warned that so is OpenAI reckless About building AGI (artificial general intelligence), and the departure itself Sutskever et al The safety-focused OpenAI team suggests that the company may have been lax when it came to making sure AGI was built in a safe way. Musk was also opposed to Microsoft’s involvement in OpenAI, claiming that the company was I turned From a non-profit organization to a “de facto closed source subsidiary” of Microsoft.

In an interview with Bloomberg, published on Wednesday, Sutskever and his co-founders did not name any backers, although Gross said raising capital would not be an issue for the startup. It is also unclear whether SSI’s work will be published as open source.

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