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The OpenAI board member who clashed with Sam Altman shares her side

The OpenAI board member who clashed with Sam Altman shares her side
Helen Toner. (Image: Getty)
The Wall Street Journal
By Meghan BobrowskyHelen Toner was a relatively unknown 31-year-old academic from Australia – until she became one of four board members who fired Sam Altman from the artificial intelligence (AI) company he co-founded.Thrust into the spotlight during the ouster and eventual return of Altman as CEO of OpenAI last month, Toner has emerged as a symbol of tension between AI safety advocates and those giving priority to technological progress.Toner maintains that safety wasn’t the reason the board wanted to fire Altman. Ra...

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