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OpenAI Drama, Open Source, and Andy’s New Venture

In this episode, your hosts Andy Leonard and Frank La Vigne dive headfirst into the world of open source, decision making, and the unfolding drama surrounding OpenAI. From sarcastic responses to holographic displays, we’ve got it all covered!

Join us as we discuss the potential consequences of dependencies, community protests leading to change, and the recent issues with OpenAI. We’ll also explore the importance of open source in AI and share some intriguing insights on Sam Altman’s return to the company. With a sprinkle of tech industry gossip and even a potential Netflix adaptation, this episode is a must-listen.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be data driven!

Show Notes

02:42 OpenAI, Thanksgiving break, intense year, household name.

10:35 3-day conference with nightly events, pre-conference presentations.

14:09 NVIDIA, OpenAI, Elon Musk, open source.

21:07 “Doubts arise about OpenAI’s dependence and transparency.”

24:55 Regulations and transparency warranted for research.

29:57 OpenAI lacked options to protest, unlike Node.

36:52 Teams invite, alternative to costly Calendly.

42:04 Product shelved, lack of promotion, open source alternatives.

44:06 Insufficient hardware led to new AI venture.

48:55 Artists use online art to fight scraping.

55:37 Costs exceeded expectations, customers pulling back, database snapshot unavailable.

01:03:42 Happy Thanksgiving from the Data Driven Podcast.

About the author, Frank

Frank La Vigne is a software engineer and UX geek who saw the light about Data Science at an internal Microsoft Data Science Summit in 2016. Now, he wants to share his passion for the Data Arts with the world.

He blogs regularly at and has a YouTube channel called Frank's World TV. (www.FranksWorld.TV). Frank has extensive experience in web and application development. He is also an expert in mobile and tablet engineering. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.