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Russian Media - OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever may return to Russia




Ilya Sutskever, co-founder of the company and former scientific director of OpenAI, can return to his home country, Russia. This information was reported by Russian media outlets, citing sources.

As stated in the publications, Sutskever may return to the country to take part in an "ambitious project". The exact nature of the project is not specified. However, according to reports from Russian media, it is believed that this could involve collaboration with one of Russia's largest banks.

"Sutskever is currently in negotiations with one of Russia's largest banks, who are willing to pay for his expertise, skills and experience," according to Russian media sources.

Apparently, they are discussing the development of Sberbank's GigaChat neural network.

Ilya Sutskever was born in Gorky, Russia (now Nizhny Novgorod) in 1986. In 1991, his family emigrated to Israel and, in 2002, they moved to Canada.

In 2015, together with Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Peter Thiel, he founded OpenAI. The company is known for its large language model, ChatGPT. However, on May 15th, 2024, Sutskever left the company after disagreeing with the head, Sam Altman.


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