In a day full of significant events, the New York Times business pages were abuzz with several stories. One of the most prominent was the ongoing saga involving Microsoft and OpenAI, a small yet influential artificial intelligence start-up. The development of the ChatGPT chatbot had caused upheaval at OpenAI and led to Microsoft’s shares reaching a new high. In another story, X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, sued Media Matters in federal court after research showed that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content.
Another major event saw Epic Games’ chief executive, Tim Sweeney, testify in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s legal battle against Google. Meanwhile, the future of OpenAI hung in the balance as more than 700 of its 770 employees signed a letter indicating they may leave for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive, Sam Altman, is not reinstated.
The development of ChatGPT chatbot had caused significant disruption at OpenAI, leading to an impact on Microsoft’s shares. Another major story involved X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, suing Media Matters in federal court due to research showing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content. Additionally, Epic Games’ chief executive Tim Sweeney testified in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s legal battle against Google. Finally, there was uncertainty about the future of OpenAI as employees threatened to leave for Microsoft if their former CEO is not reinstated.