dave willner, openai’s trust and safety head, has resigned. why
Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 07:56 am
OpenAI’s head of trust and safety, Dave Willner, said he was leaving the company because of the stress his job put on his family life. Willner wrote in a LinkedIn post that he would be open to working as an advisor.
He said that he decided to quit because his job had become more difficult, which made his personal life worse. “I think anyone with young kids and a very demanding job can relate to that tension, and the last few months have made it clear to me that I had to put one or the other first,” he wrote.
Willner joined OpenAI in February 2017 after working at Airbnb and Facebook.
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Wilner had said before that there needs to be a balance between the need to reduce serious risks and the need to let different values grow.
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