Elon Musk Trying to Poach Scientist Who Turned on Sam Altman

Head Hunter Elon Musk may be trying to poach Ilya Sutskever, one of his fellow OpenAI cofounders, to work for his bizarre anti-woke AI venture. In response to a tweet from the Whole Mars Catalog blog about Sutskever’s strange limbo at the firm following his backing of the plot to oust CEO Sam Altman, Musk seemed to suggest that he could see the Russian-born scientist working at xAI. Or xAI — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2023 This isn’t the first time Musk has expressed accolades, in his way, for Sutskever. “Ilya has a good moral compass and does not seek power,” the SpaceX CEO tweeted soon after Sutskever and two of his fellow board members fired Altman. “He would not take such drastic action unless he felt it was absolutely necessary.” Trust Issues In the interim, however, things haven’t exactly been great for Sutskever since he maneuvered to remove Altman ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The would-be coup failed, Altman returned, and Sutskever ended up stepping down from OpenAI’s board of directors. According to in-the-know sources cited by Business Insider, the chief scientist’s future at the firm remains awfully unclear following his backstabbing. “Once trust is broken,” one former OpenAI staffer told the website, “it cannot be regained.” Be that as it may — and likely is — Musk does have a track record for poaching the AI doomer in question. As biographer Walter Isaacson wrote in his hit book about the billionaire published earlier this year, Musk convinced Sutskever to…Elon Musk Trying to Poach Scientist Who Turned on Sam Altman

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