OpenAI hires new CFO and product chief, announces Apple deal to integrate ChatGPT | MuaneToraya

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Sarah Friar has been named OpenAI CFO

Anjali Sundaram |

OpenAI connected Monday hired 2 apical executives and announced a concern with Apple that includes a ChatGPT-Siri integration.

The institution said Sarah Friar, who was antecedently CEO of Nextdoor and concern main astatine Square, is joining arsenic CFO. Friar co-chairs the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.

"She volition pb a concern squad that supports our ngo by providing continued concern successful our halfway probe capabilities, and ensuring that we tin standard to conscionable the needs of our increasing lawsuit basal and the analyzable and planetary situation successful which we are operating," OpenAI wrote successful a blog post.

OpenAI besides hired Kevin Weil, an ex-president astatine Planet Labs, arsenic Its caller main merchandise officer. Weill was antecedently a elder vice president astatine Twitter and a vice president astatine Facebook and Instagram. Weil's merchandise squad volition beryllium focused connected "applying our probe to products and services that payment consumers, developers, and businesses," the institution wrote.

OpenAI is bolstering its C-suite arsenic its ample connection models summation value crossed the tech assemblage and arsenic contention rapidly emerges successful the burgeoning generative artificial quality market. While the institution has been successful hyper maturation mode since precocious 2022, erstwhile it launched ChatGPT, OpenAI has besides been riddled with contention and has seen galore employees deed the exits of late.

In May, a radical of existent and erstwhile OpenAI employees published an open letter describing concerns astir the AI industry's accelerated advancement contempt a deficiency of oversight and an lack of whistleblower protections for radical who privation to talk up.

"AI companies person beardown fiscal incentives to debar effectual oversight, and we bash not judge bespoke structures of firm governance are capable to alteration this," they wrote.

The partnership betwixt OpenAI and Apple that the companies announced Monday volition integrate ChatGPT into iOS, iPadOS and macOS successful updates that volition spell unrecorded aboriginal this year.

OpenAI said successful a blog post that the integration allows users to entree ChatGPT capabilities similar representation and papers understanding, arsenic good arsenic substance procreation and representation instauration wrong Apple's Writing Tools feature.

"Siri tin besides pat into ChatGPT's quality erstwhile helpful," OpenAI wrote. "Apple users are asked earlier immoderate questions are sent to ChatGPT, on with immoderate documents oregon photos, and Siri past presents the reply directly."

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