ChatGPT, Tech Map, Capital Story: Unveiling the Mystery Boss

As the world grapples with the latest crisis, a new breed of tech-savvy criminals has emerged, ushering in a new era of "gangsters".

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, has become the fastest-growing consumer application in history. With more than 30 executives, engineers, and researchers leaving the company to start their own companies, OpenAI has raised over US$1 billion in financing and created the “OpenAI Mafia”, a powerful network of talent, social connections, and capital opportunities. This new generation of AI companies is driving a new round of technological frenzy and investment opportunities, and OpenAI is dedicated to helping humans realize their beautiful vision with an elite team. The OpenAI Mafia is the new generation of AI companies founded by OpenAI employees in the past five years, and is set to revolutionize the AI industry and shape the future of AI technology.

Anthropic is an AI company founded in 2021 by Dario and Daniela Amodei, former vice presidents of OpenAI. Anthropic focuses on research orientation and has published four research rules to ensure AI research is conducted in a responsible and ethical manner. Covariant, founded in 2017 by former OpenAI research scientists, is an AI robotics company dedicated to using AI to improve the efficiency of industry and enterprise fields. Covariant has launched various robotic products and opened a European center in London. Google has recently invested more than $300 million in Anthropic, and its chat robot Claude is seen as a strong competitor to ChatGPT. Both Anthropic and Covariant are dedicated to using AI to benefit society and not for commercial gain.

OpenAI is a research laboratory that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to benefit humanity. Founded by its employees, several companies have been created to adhere to OpenAI’s original intention of “benefiting mankind”. These companies include Living Carbon, Gantry, Quill, and Conception, all of which are dedicated to using AI to create products that are beneficial to human society. Pilot and Daedalus are two of these companies, leveraging AI to revolutionize their respective industries. Pilot provides automation for bookkeeping, tax and other financial reporting for growing businesses, while Daedalus uses AI-driven robots to automatically complete the end-to-end full link of user needs from CAD drawing. OpenAI is committed to ensuring that AI is developed in a safe and responsible way.

OpenAI Mafia is a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, including Sam Altman, Jessica Livingston, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Thiel. They have invested a total of $1 billion in OpenAI, with Microsoft investing an additional $1 billion and $10 billion in 2019 and 2023 respectively. Other companies in the OpenAI Mafia have also received capital injections from well-known investors, such as Gerylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, American Express Ventures, Temasek Holdings, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Amplify Partners, Addition, and Khosla Ventures. OpenAI Mafia members also help each other by investing in each other’s companies, such as Quill Chat receiving seed round financing from OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. This group of Silicon Valley investors is helping to shape the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The PayPal Mafia and the OpenAI Mafia are two groups of entrepreneurs and investors who have had a major impact on the world. Both groups have been compared due to their similar results, but the history of the past 65 years reveals that this is not a coincidence. In 1958, the Eisenhower Recession led to the establishment of the Shockley Laboratory, where 8 of the top scientists, the Traitorous Eight, left to found a well-known company and a new investment model: venture capital. This model has been used by the PayPal Mafia and the OpenAI Mafia to create innovative products and services that have changed the world. Through their investments and ideas, these two groups have revolutionized the way we do business and have had a lasting impact on the global economy.

The Silicon Valley technology world has been shaped by a group of pioneers who left Fairchild Semiconductor Co. Ltd. in the 1950s and the dot-com bubble of 1995-2000. These pioneers established companies such as Intel Corporation, Kleiner Perkins, AMD Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, and PayPal. After the bursting of the dot-com bubble, a new generation of engineers and scientists have established OpenAI Incubation, a company that specializes in artificial intelligence commercialization. This “Mafia organization” is driven by a strong belief in the potential of technology to create general wisdom and well-being for humanity, and by a network of social and economic resources. OpenAI Incubation is a testament to the Silicon Valley’s commitment to innovation and the power of technology to shape the future.

This storyboard shows the three-dimensional structure of a period of weak economic structure and urgent need for transformation. During this time, the talents who first formed the organization fought “tough battles” to understand how innovative companies find new models and survive. They set ambitious goals and maintained a good social and economic relationship with people who have the same goals in the capital and the original organization, forming a network of inheritance and blood relationship. This may be the key to the birth of generations of “Mafia” in the technology industry and the maintenance of lasting innovation. This storyboard provides an insight into the struggles and successes of the people who first formed the organization and how their efforts have led to the birth of generations of “Mafia” in the technology industry.

Previous articleRevolutionizing Animation: AIGC
Next articleDon’t Panic! Shanghai Upgrade Unlikely to Crash Ethereum’s Price
Rina Giannino
Journalist venturing into blockchain, Rina has been a follower of the technology since 2019 and finally taken the plunge with a career as a journalist in the industry.