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Sam Altman to Visit Tel Aviv University

31 May 2023 |

TAU to host the OpenAI Founder and CEO as part of his globetrotting OpenAI world tour.

As Altman is due to visit Israel next week, the burning question remains: Is there anyone left on our campus who hasn’t experienced the wonders of ChatGPT?

Altman’s highly-anticipated visit to Tel Aviv University on Monday June 5, part of a worldwide artificial intelligence-themed tour to meet with AI users, developers and decision-makers, promises to be an engaging affair. From sharing the stage with Dr. Nadav Cohen from TAU’s School of Computer Science at the Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences in the Smolarz Auditorium to answering questions from students, researchers, high-tech professionals, and senior Israeli officials, Altman will surely leave no stone unturned.

OpenAI World Tour

Altman’s upcoming visit to Israel follows his recent stops in Toronto, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, and Lisbon as part of the ongoing OpenAI world tour. Last week, he held meetings with entrepreneurs and policymakers in Madrid, Warsaw, Paris, London, and Munich. Altman’s trip to Tel Aviv will be followed by visits to Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

According to Israel business news outlet Globes, Altman is a guest of the Microsoft Israel research and development center during his stay in Israel.


And his next destination? Tel Aviv University, of course! 

Unleashing the Power of ChatGPT

Prior to founding OpenAI, Altman served as the president of the Y Combinator startup accelerator. OpenAI, co-founded by Altman and tech billionaire Elon Musk in 2015, emerged as a non-profit research and development lab with a mission to ensure the safety of AI and its wide-ranging benefits for humanity.

OpenAI received significant investment from Microsoft at its inception and introduced ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that emulates human writing, last year. Since then, OpenAI and Microsoft have strengthened their partnership, with OpenAI contributing AI capabilities to Microsoft products such as Teams and Bing. Additionally, there are expectations of adapting the ChatGPT application for integration into Microsoft’s Office suite.

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