@sama - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Sam Altman, from 30 Apr 2022 to 29 Sep 2022.

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Sam Altman

verified twitter profile @sama

@OpenAI


5,634 tweets
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847 favourites
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2006 since
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Sam Altman
@sama
the deadline for applying to the OpenAI residency is tomorrow. if you are an engineer or researcher from any field who wants to start working on AI, please consider applying. many of our best people have come from this program! https://t.co/cbDAjyp7DP https://t.co/i7T2pMiMWO
29 Sep, 2022 - 11:29 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
narrator: "they weren't missing anything, it really was mostly just the obvious things" https://t.co/Ko1Lr8TYG5
27 Sep, 2022 - 08:21 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
turns out there was a third more complex thing... https://t.co/JOz5i8Eojm
27 Sep, 2022 - 08:19 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
in a few years, the important distinction won't be bot vs. human, but NPC (human or AI) vs. not
26 Sep, 2022 - 12:37 AM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
near human-level speech recognition, open-sourced: https://t.co/eeuTfXJkwy (check out the examples, i find them difficult)
21 Sep, 2022 - 05:05 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
surprising trend: for years it felt like a substantial fraction of the most impressive tech founders were under 28 or so. in the past few years, very few of them are. what changed?
17 Sep, 2022 - 08:48 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i wonder how quickly the internet is going to update to default assuming that all surprising content is generated by AI. it may happen quite quickly, and it could be a pretty good way to handle some thorny issues.
17 Sep, 2022 - 08:43 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
wiping out some student debt while allowing a broken system to keep piling it up is a pretty wild thing to watch, and such an admission of defeat. this does nothing at all to solve the problem.
29 Aug, 2022 - 02:41 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
Thrilled for @garrytan, and Y Combinator! Garry is one of the most "YC" people in the whole industry. I'm excited to see what he'll do. https://t.co/bpdknEYd2C
29 Aug, 2022 - 02:20 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
if you’re an openai api customer, i’d love your feedback. what annoys you the most? what features do you want us to add? if you looked at using the api and didn’t, why not?
20 Aug, 2022 - 04:10 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i am still amazed how most startup investors are great at understanding that startups can grow exponentially but don’t understand that markets can too “the TAM is too small” has cost startup investors more money than any other often-repeated phrase i know of
19 Aug, 2022 - 03:57 AM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
try a lot of things and do more of what works work on things that are interesting but not prestigious follow the path as it unfolds
17 Aug, 2022 - 01:48 AM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
it's so fun when a company is doing far better than external perception and everyone who works there has the shared secret of knowing they are going to crush it
16 Aug, 2022 - 05:57 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i don't get how people can do serious thinking without a quiet environment. i'm pretty happy in any quiet, calm office with natural or very good artificial light, but i struggle to think in loud spaces. i wonder how much people liking WFH is this without realizing it.
15 Aug, 2022 - 11:58 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
AI is a rare example of an extremely hyped thing that almost everyone still underestimates the impact of in even the medium-term. what are other examples of this from the past couple of decades besides the iPhone? i'm curious what we can learn.
15 Aug, 2022 - 08:22 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i an confused about the agi safety vs longtermism debate. as far as i can tell, longtermism mostly is just about agi safety, with some "and also bio risk!"s thrown in?
14 Aug, 2022 - 08:34 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
california has a $100 billion (!) budget surplus [1] and is ranked the 3rd worst state to live in [2] where does all of the money go? [1] https://t.co/gQOA678Z8B [2] https://t.co/rCoh0sPbfc
07 Aug, 2022 - 03:50 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
can you imagine how the media would handle the hunter biden saga if he were the son of a republican president? https://t.co/U5eYdhVNy8
04 Aug, 2022 - 02:58 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
traditional interviews are remarkably bad ways to make hiring decisions
02 Aug, 2022 - 02:57 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
right now there are many high-skill immigrants that are begging to come to the US and we don't let them some day we'll beg them to come and they won't want to this is an important-but-not-urgent policy disaster, and worse than it seems
02 Aug, 2022 - 01:30 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i'm concerned about the political landscape in the USA. some elements of the republican party are becoming increasingly anti-democratic. the 2022 midterms could be an inflection point that leads to undermining elections in 2024. (or it could all be fine! but there's real risk.)
01 Aug, 2022 - 11:52 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
thought experiment: you have a startup. you hear about a new startup with smart, dedicated founders that is going to compete with you. are you most nervous if they are
01 Aug, 2022 - 04:31 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i suspect that to fully understand the universe, we need AGI in a similar way to needing a telescope to understand galaxies our unaided faculties are not good enough, and we need better tools--or in this case, smarter tools--to help us make sense of reality
27 Jul, 2022 - 06:08 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i think in 100 years people will look back at 2022 and be even more astonished at how bad our quality of life was than we are looking back at people who lived 1000 years ago
27 Jul, 2022 - 04:38 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
the cultural arc over the past few years from wokism to pessimism to nihilism is racist, sucks, and doesn’t even matter anyway
27 Jul, 2022 - 02:55 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
seeing very early but really impressive demos of using language interfaces to control computers. the leverage on human ability and creativity we are going to see in the next decade from these tools will be quite something to behold!
25 Jul, 2022 - 02:15 PM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
AI creative tools are going to be the biggest impact on creative work flows since the computer itself. we are all going to get amazing visual art, music, games, etc.
21 Jul, 2022 - 02:24 AM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i think worldwide tech salaries may equalize pretty fast--doesn't make sense for companies to pay differently for the same work depending on where people live if everyone is remote anyway--and its going to have some pretty interesting effects
21 Jul, 2022 - 02:05 AM UTC
Sam Altman
@sama
i love the smell of GPUs melting https://t.co/1uyuLLPBaf
20 Jul, 2022 - 05:14 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @sama

Paul Graham
@paulg
There's nothing more dangerous than a profitable distraction.
29 Aug, 2022 - 10:42 PM UTC
Jack Altman
@jaltma
@sama just @ me next time
17 Aug, 2022 - 01:56 AM UTC
worldcoin.eth
@worldcoin
when AGI hits its stride, the cost of all goods and services will fall. but unbounded abundance comes with unbounded inequality — and deeply unequal societies don’t last long. the solution is universal basic income and the financial wiring to distribute it https://t.co/ixneY41OH7
04 Jul, 2022 - 09:32 PM UTC
Alex Nichol
@unixpickle
Super excited to share our work on DALL-E 2 pre-training mitigations! https://t.co/xxNdPLzBOV
28 Jun, 2022 - 05:26 PM UTC
Tiffani Ashley Bell
@tiffani
This. I don't care if you don't agree with it. https://t.co/wLEEnoNnZ2
24 Jun, 2022 - 07:53 PM UTC
Kenneth Stanley
@kenneth0stanley
New paper from our team @OpenAI: “Evolution through Large Models.” Idea: Large language models trained on code can propose mutations to programs of unprecedented coherence. Broad implications for EC,Genetic Programming,RL,deep learning,open-endedness. https://t.co/Kr5Mdu1qlX 1/4 https://t.co/nquwRzv2Dg
20 Jun, 2022 - 06:34 AM UTC
OpenAI
@OpenAI
Techniques for training large neural networks, by @lilianweng and @gdb: https://t.co/S5xDaO9nFN
09 Jun, 2022 - 04:19 PM UTC

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