• | 12:00 pm

OpenAI sets up oversight committee 

The first task of the safety and security panel will be to evaluate and further develop processes and safeguards over the next 90 days, OpenAI said

OpenAI sets up oversight committee 
[Source photo: Chetan Jha/Press Insider]

ChatGPT maker OpenAI has formed a safety and security committee to oversee and recommend steps to ensure safety and security for the company’s projects and operations.

The committee will be led by directors Bret Taylor, Adam D’Angelo, Nicole Seligman, and chief executive Sam Altman. Taylor will serve as chair. 

The first task of the committee will be to evaluate and further develop OpenAI’s processes and safeguards over the next 90 days, following which it will share the recommendations with the OpenAI board. 

Following the board’s review, OpenAI will publicly share an update on adopted recommendations “in a manner that is consistent with safety and security,” the company said in a statement. 

OpenAI technical and policy experts Aleksander Madry (head of preparedness), Lilian Weng (head of safety systems), John Schulman (head of alignment science), Matt Knight (head of security), and Jakub Pachocki (chief scientist) will also be on the committee.

Additionally, OpenAI will retain and consult with other safety, security, and technical experts to support this work, including former cybersecurity officials, Rob Joyce, who advises OpenAI on security, and John Carlin, the company further said.

With products like ChatGPT and DALL·E, OpenAI is currently the leader in the generative AI arena. Microsoft-backed OpenAI was in February valued at over $80bn, according to a New York Times report.

The company has recently signed licensing deals with several media companies, including Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp, US-based The Associated Press, German news publisher Axel Springer, Spain’s Prisa Media, France’s Le Monde, and the London-based Financial Times, to use their content to train its AI models.

More Top Stories: