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  • Vishal Narayan

Ilya Sutskever starts AI lab to build 'safe superintelligence'



Former OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever has embarked on a new AI project and named it Safe Superintelligence, or SSI, with an aim to "scale in peace."


Announcing the AI lab in a post on X, Sutskever, who was removed from the OpenAI board after a tumultuous sacking and equally swift return of CEO Sam Altman, claimed that "Superintelligence is within reach."


"We have started the world’s first straight-shot SSI lab, with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence," the company said on its website in a statement. 


"Our singular focus means no distraction by management overhead or product cycles, and our business model means safety, security, and progress are all insulated from short-term commercial pressures.


"We are an American company with offices in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, where we have deep roots and the ability to recruit top technical talent," it said. 


Sutskever is joined by former OpenAI researcher Daniel Levy and Daniel Gross, co-founder of Cue and a former AI lead at Apple, as co-founders of the firm. 


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