Google’s Sergey Brin Convinced Employee to Reject OpenAI Offer

Google cofounder Sergey Brin personally known as an worker who was contemplating leaving the corporate for OpenAI, a report says.

Brin’s telephone name, plus different guarantees and extra compensation, satisfied the worker to remain in his publish, The Data reported, citing a “longtime AI researcher” as its supply, who stated that the Google worker was a pal of theirs.

Brin and Google didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Enterprise Insider, made outdoors regular working hours.

The weird transfer is an element of a bigger development amongst Large Tech firms as they battle it out for AI expertise. The pool of high AI expertise remains to be comparatively small, however the demand for superior expertise is at an all-time excessive.

Main tech firms have been making an attempt to poach one another’s high expertise, with some providing eyewatering salaries.

Over at Meta, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly been sending private emails to AI researchers at Google’s DeepMind. The corporate has additionally been providing candidates jobs with out interviews, in accordance with a separate report from The Data.

Zuckerberg introduced in January Meta was sitting on a stockpile of Nvidia’s extremely wanted H100 chips. Zuck informed The Verge his firm would personal greater than 340,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs by the top of 2024.

Meta’s spectacular chip assortment can also be a useful recruitment and retention weapon amid the AI expertise conflict.

Aravind Srinivas, the founder and CEO of Perplexity, an AI-powered question-and-answer engine, stated he did not poach a Meta worker as a result of his firm did not have sufficient GPUs. 

“I attempted to rent a really senior researcher from Meta, and you realize what they stated? ‘Come again to me when you’ve gotten 10,000 H100 GPUs,'” Srinivas stated on a March episode of the podcast “Make investments Just like the Finest.”