OpenAI and Shocking AI Salaries
This week, Elon Musk and Sam Altman, head of the famed incubator Y Combinator, announced the launch of the OpenAI project, which is a company that’s building AI products and services and giving away their tech for free.
Just after the announcement, OpenAI’s team of researchers were reportedly mobbed with huge employment offers from some of the tech world’s biggest firms. Microsoft’s Vice President of Research said that the cost of a top artificial intelligence researcher has eclipsed the cost of a top quarterback prospect in the National Football League.
You can check out the OpenAI’s free AI gym here.
Bill Gates’ $2b Clean Energy Fund
Recently, the MIT Technology Review sat down for a Q&A session with Bill Gates and they discussed the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. This is the foundation that Gates founded with Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and other entrepreneurs. Gates has vowed to invest more than two billion dollars into startups that help bring more clean energy to communities worldwide.
If you’re thinking about starting a startup, maybe clean energy is a good place to be. You can read more about Gates’ climate equation and the realities of entrepreneurship focused on clean energy here.
Playing POTUS with Fiscal Ship
There’s a new web-based game that’s been published by the Brookings Institution and, in the game, you can simulate being in control of fiscal policy in the United States. The game starts by allowing you to choose your values, pick your tax and spending policies, and then you can see if you can meet your goals without getting the nation further into debt.
You can play the game for yourself and learn a little bit more about policy and macroeconomics and fiscal issues here.
Eazl’s Partnership with The Economist
Finally, Team Eazl is really excited to announce that we have agreed to a content partnership with The Economist’s innovation unit. There’s more to come on that soon.
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