Microsoft goes all in on ChatGPT. In talks of a 10 billion dollar investment and more


Nov 1, 2015
What did he do???:wtf:


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Sam Altman's sister, Annie Altman, claims Sam has severely abused her

by pl5015

33 min read7th Oct 202387 comments

Sam Altman's sister, Annie Altman, claims Sam has severely abused her

by pl5015

33 min read7th Oct 202387 comments

TW: Sexual assault, abuse, child abuse, suicidal ideation, severe mental illnesses/trauma, graphic (sexual) langauge

This post aims to aggregate a collection of statements made by Annie Altman, Sam Altman's (lesser-known) younger sister, in which Annie asserts that she has suffered various (severe) forms of abuse from Sam Altman throughout her life (as well as from her brother Jack Altman, though to a lesser extent.)

Annie states that the forms of abuse she's endured include sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, financial, technological (shadowbanning), pharmacological (forced Zoloft), and psychological abuse.

I do not attempt to speak for Annie; rather, my goal is to provide an objective and unbiased aggregation of the claims Annie has made, as well as of relevant media surrounding this topic.

I have made this post because I think that it is valuable to be aware of the existence of the claims that Annie has made against Sam, given his strong influence over the development and alignment of increasingly powerful AI models. I have also made this post because I think that these claims are not covered well elsewhere (at least, at the time of this post's writing.)

Disclaimer: I have tried my best to assemble all relevant information I could find related to this (extremely serious) topic, but this is likely not a complete compendium of information regarding the (claimed) abuse of Annie Altman by Sam Altman.

Disclaimer: I would like to note that this is my first post on LessWrong. I have tried my best to meet the writing standards of this website, and to incorporate the advice given in the New User Guide. I apologize in advance for any shortcomings in my writing, and am very much open to feedback and commentary.

Relevant excerpts from Annie's social media accounts

c.f. Annie Altman's:

Note: throughout these excerpts, I'll underline and/or bold sections I feel are particularly important or relevant.

From her X account

    1. "I’m not four years old with a 13 year old “brother” climbing into my bed non-consensuallyanymore. (You’re welcome for helping you figure out your sexuality.) I’ve finally accepted that you’ve always been and always will be more scared of me than I’ve been of you."
      1. Note: The "brother" in question (obviously) being Sam Altman.

      1. "Aww you’re nervous I’m defending myself? Refusing to die with your secrets, refusing to allow you to harm more people? If only there was little sister with a bed you could uninvited crawl in, or sick 20-something sister you could withhold your dead dad’s money from, to cope."

    1. "Sam and Jack, I know you remember my Torah portion was about Moses forgiving his brothers. “Forgive them father for they know not what they’ve done” Sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, financial, and technological abuse. Never forgotten."

      1. "Thank you for the love and for calling I spade a spade. I experienced every single form of abuse with him - sexual, physical, verbal, psychology, pharmacological (forced Zoloft, also later told I’d receive money only if I went back on it), and technological (shadowbanning)"

      1. "I experienced sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, financial, and technological abuse from my biological siblings, mostly Sam Altman and some from Jack Altman."

    1. "{I experienced} Shadowbanning across all platforms except onlyfans and pornhub. Also had 6 months of hacking into almost all my accounts and wifi when I first started the podcast"
    2. Sam Altman's sister says he sexually abused her when she was 4 | Hacker News,
      1. Some commenters on Hacker News claim that a post regarding Annie's claims that Sam sexually assaulted her at age 4 has been being repeatedly removed.

    1. "I feel strongly that others have also been abused by these perpetrators. I’m seeking people to join me in pursuing legal justice, safety for others in the future, and group healing. Please message me with any information, you can remain however anonymous you feel safe."

    1. "This tweet endorsed to come out of my drafts by our Dad

      He also said it was “poor foresight” for you to believe I would off myself before ~justice is served~"

    1. (Jokingly) "{Sam's 'nuclear backpack'} may also hold our Dad and Grandma’s trusts {which} him {Sam} and my birth mother are still withholding from me, knowing I started sex work for survival because of being sick and broke with a millionaire “brother”"
    2. A reply to Annie's post: "…I feel like you are misrepresenting things here. If the article is correct of course. "Sam offered to buy Annie a house." Isn't that a big financial help?"
      1. Annie's replies:

          1. "There were other strings attached they made it feel like an unsafe place to actually heal from the experiences I had with him."

          1. "The offer was after a year and half no contact {with Sam}, and {I} had started speaking up online. I had already started survival sex work. The offer was for the house to be connected with a lawyer, and the last time I had a Sam-lawyer connection I didn’t get to see my Dad’s will for a year."

    1. "I was too sick for “normal” standing jobs. Tendon and nerve pain, and ovarian cysts. “Pathetic” to you seems to mean something outside of your understanding"

    1. Annie states that (Sam's) technological abuse (shadowbanning) has made it hard for her to make an income / financially support herself.
    2. She refers to Sam as her "first client" in her (current) sexual line of work.


May 26, 2012
San Diego
That's too messy no matter what's true and what's not for anyone that high profile position, the board probably wanted him gone for awhile now.


Sep 15, 2014
The story of half the white women I have dealt with. Always some molestation of abuse in the picture


Nov 1, 2015

Bing Search Gets Generative AI Captions Feature, Here's What It Does​

The newly introduced Generative AI Captions feature is powered by OpenAI's latest LLM, GPT 4.​


Vinay Patel
Vinay Patel @VinayPatelBlogs

11/21/23 AT 8:25 AM GMT


Microsoft's latest update lets Bing Search results shows AI generated webpage summaries and snippets. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Microsoft has added a new feature dubbed Generative AI Captions to Bing Search. The feature offers customised snippets and summaries of individual web pages.

Microsoft recently rebranded Bing Chat to Copilot. Aside from this, the Redmond-based tech giant is rolling out new features to its Bing Search.

In a blog post, Microsoft said Generative Captions are powered by OpenAI's latest large language model (LLM), GPT 4. After analysing search queries, the feature extracts information from a webpage and presents them in what it describes as "easily digestible snippets".

Generative Captions will be different for every query and will probably generate unique snippets based on what the user is looking for. Microsoft also clarified that the feature isn't always likely to reflect the exact words used on the page since it generates these captions using a mixture of signals and techniques.

Furthermore, the company noted that website owners will have the option to opt out of Generative Captions by using the NOCACHE and NOARCHIVE tags. However, they might have to do this manually.

Microsoft also added a slew of new features to its Bing Webmaster tools. Now, website owners can see how much traffic they are getting from search queries and Bing Chat.

The latest Bing Search feature could turn out to be an alternative to Google's Notes feature for the search results and articles on Discover, which is part of Google Search.

Microsoft updates Bing Chat​

According to an earlier report, Microsoft is planning to let users turn off Bing Chat's search engine. While the company has neither confirmed nor denied this speculation yet, it has updated the Bing AI chatbot service.

This update will restrict people from generating fake film posters such as those containing Disney's logo and help the company avoid copyright infringement, as per a report by The Register.

Social media users have been using AI to generate images of dogs as Disney characters for a while now. Much to their chagrin, the trend caught the attention of the entertainment giant.

I saw this morning Disney AI Poster Trend Drives Microsoft To Alter Bing Image Creator: Illustrations 297677818, 283175153, 291280580 © Stockeeco | Stock Photos & Images, Vectors, Video & Audio - Dreamstime

Microsoft is steering clear of the dog house after its… 👁 🪚 👉🏻 🌄

— alasdair lennox (@isawthismorning) November 20, 2023

As a result, Microsoft decided to temporarily block the word "Disney" in people's prompts, according to a Financial Times report. While the ban has been lifted, Bing has reportedly stopped recreating Disney's wording or logo.

This incident has reignited controversy surrounding AI text-to-image models' ability to violate copyright. Apparently, these models were trained on protected IP and trademarks and are capable of accurately generating the content.

In one of the examples, a person asked Midjourney AI to generate an image of an "average woman of Afghanistan". Notably, the AI tool came up with an almost carbon copy of the iconic 1984 photo of Sharbat Gula, taken by American photographer Steve McCurry.

This is the best example I've found yet of how derivative AI 'art' is. The person who generated the image on the left asked Midjourney to generate 'an average woman of Afghanistan'. It produced an almost carbon copy of the 1984 photo of Sharbat Gula, taken by Steve McCurry. 1/

— Anwen Kya 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Kyatic) November 16, 2023

Artists and illustrators, who have sued companies building AI text-to-image tools argue that the software can directly rip off their work and copy their styles. The defendants, on the other hand, believe it is imperative to protect AI-generated images under fair use since the images simply transform original works rather than replace them.

Microsoft now lets you uninstall Edge, Bing, Cortana​

It will be interesting to see whether Microsoft will introduce stricter rules for using its AI image creator. In the meantime, the company has rolled out a new update for Windows users in Europe, allowing them to uninstall some of its basic apps including Cortana, the Edge browser and Bing Search.

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It is worth noting that Microsoft is not rolling out this update to provide a superior user experience or to let users decide which app they want to get rid of. Instead. the tech behemoth is making this change to comply with The Digital Markets Act (DMA).

DMA, which was announced by the European Union, urges Microsoft to give its users the option to remove all basic apps. This act is slated to come into effect in March 2024 in the European Economic Area (EEA).