German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR24) reports that OpenAI is losing key employees to Google. Some of these employees have already resigned and signed contracts with Google. Others will do so in the coming days. The BR says that its information comes from interviews with former and current OpenAI employees.
The disgruntled employees are reportedly unhappy with the development of ChatGPT and the rapid growth from about 100 to 600 employees since December 2022. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, is criticized for having only a "superficial understanding" without much involvement in day-to-day operations. Supposedly self-critical narratives about the risks of AI and the associated call for regulation are just political show, reports BR24.