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Jakub Pachocki Appointed as the New Chief Scientist at OpenAI, Replacing Ilya Sutskever

OpenAI was founded in 2015 by well-known figures including Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, and Elon Musk.

Jakub Pachocki, an exceptional mind recognized for his instrumental role in various critical projects at OpenAI, steps in as Chief Scientist, replacing Ilya Sutskever.

Ilya Sutskever is a prominent figure in artificial intelligence whose work has been influential in advancing neural network technology and AI research.

He co-founded OpenAI and served as its Chief Scientist, where he contributed significantly to the company’s development efforts.

As the long time Chief Scientist, he played a crucial role in shaping OpenAI’s research initiatives.

Consequently, on May 14, 2024, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman announced that Ilya Sutskever would be leaving the company.

Jakub Pachocki Rises as OpenAI’s New Chief Scientist Replacing the Visionary Ilya Sutskever

Ilya Sutskever, the co-founder and Chief Scientist of OpenAI, has recently stepped down from his position.

He has been replaced by Jakub Pachocki, who was previously the Director of Research at OpenAI.

Greg Brockman, OpenAI’s president, expressed immense gratitude to Sutskever for their collaboration and friendship.

Sutskever’s decision to leave comes as he embarks on a personally meaningful project, details of which he plans to share in due time.

His departure follows a period of speculation which include his regret over his role in the attempted deposing of CEO Sam Altman last year.

After months of a period of silence, Sutskever admitted that he regretted his participation in the event.

Despite this, CEO Sam Altman expressed his sadness over Sutskever’s departure and said,

Ilya and OpenAI are going to part ways. This is very sad to me; Ilya is easily one of the greatest minds of our generation, a guiding light of our field, and a dear friend…

Jakub Pachocki’s Role as Chief Scientist to Advance OpenAI’s Vision for Beneficial AGI

Jakub Pachocki has been announced as the new Chief Scientist at Open AI. He has been leading transformative research initiatives at OpenAI since 2017.

Previously, Jakub was the Director of Research, spearheading the development of GPT-4 and OpenAI Five.

Moreover, he played a vital role in conducting fundamental research in large-scale reinforcement learning and deep learning optimization.

His contributions have been instrumental in refocusing OpenAI’s vision towards scaling deep learning systems.

Additionally, his appointment as Chief Scientist is expected to continue driving OpenAI’s mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits everyone.

Additional Information

  • Jakub Pachocki holds a PhD in theoretical computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Before joining OpenAI, Ilys Sutskever was known foe breakthroughs in computer vision and machine translation.
  • Initially started as a non-profit, OpenAI transitioned to a capped-for-profit model in 2019.
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