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Sam Altman

American entrepreneur, investor, programmer, blogger and CEO of OpenAI

Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator, a startup accelerator that has helped launch companies such as Reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb. Since 2011, he was a part-time partner at Y Combinator. He is also the chairman of the board at two nuclear energy companies: Helion Energy and UPower. When Altman was just 19, he founded a location-based social networking company called Loopt, later sold to Green Dot for $43 million, with the help of YC. Since then, he’s become known as a notable entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has been recognized in Inc. magazine's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and Businessweek's Tech's Best Entrepreneurs. Recently, Altman teamed up with Elon Musk to create a nonprofit venture called OpenAI, a research lab aimed at keeping large governments and corporations (and their potentially oppressive uses of artificial intelligence) in check.

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See also: Company OpenAI - AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence

Details last updated 30-Jan-2020

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How the rich plan to survive the apocalypse

Guardian - 24-Jul-2018

Hoarding, and different forms of forced labor are among the future plans of the most powerful


One-way trip to a digital afterlife: Nectone preserves your brain for the future

MIT Technology Review - 13-Mar-2018

The startup company raised $1M for its service, but science and ethics remain uncertain