- Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says he is neighbors with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and speaks to him repeatedly.
- Throughout a meal, Altman gave him “some demonstrations of superior applied sciences,” Benioff stated.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says that he is neighbors with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and that the pair spoke about synthetic intelligence over dinner collectively.
“My neighbor, Sam Altman, is the CEO of OpenAI,” Benioff informed traders on the firm’s earnings name Wednesday. “And I went over to his home for dinner, and it was a fantastic dialog because it at all times is with him.”
Benioff stated that in their dinner, Altman gave him “some demonstrations of superior applied sciences,” which he did not element in the course of the name.
“However I did discover that there was just one utility that he was utilizing on his laptop computer, and that was Slack,” Benioff informed traders. “And the highly effective half about that was I spotted that all the things from day one at OpenAI had been in Slack.”
Altman cofounded OpenAI as a non-profit synthetic intelligence firm with Elon Musk again in 2015, and have become CEO in 2019 when the corporate was switched right into a so-called “capped revenue” company. In November, OpenAI launched its immensely common generative AI chatbot ChatGPT, which is fed data after which creates its personal textual content. OpenAI has additionally launched an image-generating AI platform, DALL-E.
Salesforce purchased office messaging app Slack in 2021. Slack has lately begun integrating ChatGPT into its app, which means it could summarize conversations, present analysis instruments, and draft messages.
Talking in regards to the creation of Slack GPT, Benioff informed traders: “Chances are you’ll by no means want to go away Slack to get a query answered.”
It is unclear how shut the 2 tech moguls stay to one another. Benioff is believed to personal a number of properties in San Francisco. Altman lived within the metropolis’s Mission Bay space as of late 2019.
AI largely dominated Salesforce’s earnings name. “The approaching wave of generative AI might be extra revolutionary than any expertise innovation that is come earlier than in our lifetime, or possibly any lifetime,” Benioff stated.
“It’s reshaping our world in ways in which we have by no means imagined,” he added.