Episode 061 — OpenAI and Strategy Credits

Ben and James discuss OpenAI’s new mission and what it says about capitalism. Or is it just a strategy credit that we are reading too much into?

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  • Ben Thompson: “Yep, broken.” — Twitter
  • James Allworth: Is OpenAI Solving the Wrong Problem? — Harvard Busines Review
  • Introducing OpenAI — OpenAI
  • Steven Levy: How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over — Backchannel
  • Ben Thompson: OpenAI, Artificial Intelligence and Data, Data and Recruiting — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: TensorFlow and Monetizing Intellectual Property — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Strategy Credit — Stratechery


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