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Greg Brockman
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April 18, 2016: Greg Brockman, Co-Founder and CTO of OpenAI

Among other topics, Greg discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The great potential for artificial intelligence to positively impact humanity
  • Greg’s experience as CTO of stripe, and the transition from high-growth startup to mission driven non-profit
  • How Greg thinks about staffing, and how OpenAI’s bold mission and unique structure acts as a magnet for top talent
  • How AI may replace more jobs than it creates, the economic disruption it could cause, and the role of government in easing the societal shift
  • The risks of AI, and the pressures of AI development versus AI safety
  • The role investor-founders Elon Musk and Sam Altman play in OpenAI, and where Greg draws inspiration from
  • The trend of open sourcing AI development

Greg Brockman’s Biography

Greg Brockman is the co-founder and CTO at OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that also includes Elon Musk, Sam Altman and other Silicon Valley luminaries as co-founders. OpenAI was founded to ensure that artificial intelligence benefits humanity as a whole.

Prior to OpenAI, Greg was the CTO of Stripe, a FinTech company that builds tools enabling web commerce. Greg was the fourth employee at Stripe, a company that now has a valuation of over $5 billion.

Greg studied mathematics and computer science at Harvard University and computer science at MIT, though he left to work on Stripe before graduating from either institution.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview