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Nathan Houde Sheds Life On His Artistic Journey




Nathan Houde, an independent music artist, shares about his music expedition and his new album, ‘Extinction’. 


Music is the medium that helps creative people express their stories and journeys in life. The audience listens to their music as they can relate and connect with such songs, and who doesn’t love good melodies, vocal and instrumental work? Nathan Houde, an independent artist from New England, produces, mixes, and masters everything in the different genre including pop, hip-hop, trap, EDM and rock. His new album ‘Extinction’ is one of his best projects yet, and it’s exciting for him to reveal it to the world.  


His musical journey started at the age of 14. At the time, he was obsessed with EDM and the exhilarating feeling that it brings. EDM is the foundation of his musical career and it is what keeps him engaged in the art. For many years, the marvelous EDM music that Nathan produced, he obscured from the world. However, once he knew that music is where his heart is, he made his music public, i.e., 2019. His album ‘Extinction’ contains 10 songs with a duration of 27 minutes and 19 seconds. 


Extinction And Musical Inspiration

Nathan’s inspirations are Jon Bellion, Trippy Redd, MGK, JuiceWRLD, Iann Dior, $not, and many others. His album has songs like ‘Lost Inside The City’ which portrays a mellow sound that reflects the inspiration of Jon Bellion behind it. The guitar riff in this song transports you to a sunny day on the beach, and the vocal of Nathan maintains the subtle flow. 


Every song in this album expresses an emotion that matches the title and the listener will definitely love the eccentric music in it. With his music, Nathan hopes to inspire people with good and positive messages. His goal is bigger than music, and his music is the medium to fulfill that goal. He wants to inspire people to follow their dreams, don’t heed negative thoughts, and make the world a better place to live in. 


Nathan’s music is unique and he takes pride in the same. He embraces the fact that everyone loves different kinds of music, and there are multiple genres out there. Regardless, he always works hard to bring the best work forward and give people the best music of their lives. 


During Covid, Nathan came to the revelation that the world has many problems, but if we combine the will and power of people on a global level, we can overcome them. It taught him to be grateful for whatever he has and keep doing what he loves. 


His new album is worth listening to. It has a chill party vibe that suits the aesthetic of any setting. With so many artists in the music industry right now, the ear soothing music of Nathan stands out due to his personal touch in every element. To listen to his new album, visit here. 

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Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlize Theron Plan to Share ‘Furiosa’ War Stories Over a Long Dinner




Nearly a decade after Charlize Theron’s portrayal in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the franchise continues with George Miller’s latest installment, “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.”

The new film, releasing this Friday, is a prequel to 2015’s “Fury Road,” focusing on Furiosa, originally played by Theron. Anya Taylor-Joy now takes on the role, depicting Furiosa’s childhood and teenage years.

In a recent interview, Taylor-Joy praised Theron, revealing they have been in touch since both actresses share the iconic role.

“We’ve emailed a lot and met at the Oscars. She’s as lovely and cool as you’d imagine,” Taylor-Joy said. “We’re due for a long dinner to swap war stories. I’m so lucky to share a character with her. She’s one of my favorite actors.”

Taylor-Joy felt connected to Furiosa even before reading the script, inspired by Theron’s performance in “Fury Road.”

“I fell in love with Furiosa through Charlize’s interpretation,” she said.


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Initially, Miller considered casting Theron again, even exploring de-aging technology but ultimately chose a new star to fit Furiosa’s younger years better.

“De-aging can be distracting. You end up focusing on the technology, not the performance,” Miller explained. “We quickly moved away from that.”

Miller found Taylor-Joy, known for “The Queen’s Gambit,” to be a perfect fit for the role.

“After watching her, I thought, ‘Holy cow – she could take this on.’ She has a timeless quality and wonderful intensity,” Miller said.


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Opposite Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth plays the villain Dementus. Hemsworth, nearly unrecognizable with prosthetics and makeup, found the transformation helped him fully embrace the character.

“Immersive sets and makeup make it easier to lose yourself in the role,” Hemsworth said.

“Furiosa” is the fifth film in the “Mad Max” series. Miller has other stories in mind, hinting at future movies but keeping details under wraps.

“We’ve written a story for Max before ‘Fury Road,’ and I’ve speculated on what happens after,” Miller teased.

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The Fall Guy’ Stumbles Short of Blockbuster Status




Superhero movies have seen better days at the box office, making an action-comedy based on a 1980s TV show an unlikely contender to kick off the summer. Drawn by the appeal of Ryan Gosling’s Barbie” performance (or Ken-core), “The Fall Guy” falls flat in the beginning and only picks up towards the end, failing to achieve the major impact it aims for.

At its best, director David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) presents a film defined by its appreciation for the movies, particularly the stunt work where he began his career. The original TV series starring Lee Majors (noted mostly for its theme song) provides a loose framework for a story about a stuntman whose on-screen troubles spill into real life, compelling him to use his skills to deal with real-life villains.

The film takes some time to set this up, introducing Gosling’s Colt Seavers as the stunt double for the egotistical star Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), while also entangling him with Jody (Emily Blunt), a fellow crew member.

An accident derails Colt’s life and career, and after some time, he is coaxed out of retirement by Gail (Hannah Waddingham from “Ted Lasso”), the fast-talking producer of Ryder’s films. Colt is reluctant to return, but the chance to reunite with Jody, now making her directorial debut, entices him, though things don’t go as planned.

Colt’s comeback is driven by more than just professional interest—off-screen shenanigans and Ryder’s involvement with shady characters force Colt into a quasi-detective role, using his stunt skills to navigate dangerous situations.

The setup, including the romantic subplot, leads to some dull stretches between the elaborate stunts, which are the main attraction of “The Fall Guy” and its comedy. Gosling brings a goofy charm and amusing neediness to Colt, but the premise, already somewhat strained in the Reagan era, doesn’t fully hold up despite being amplified for the big screen.

“The Fall Guy” shines in its smaller moments and unique touches, like Colt’s boss (Winston Duke) frequently quoting movie lines, Taylor-Johnson channeling Matthew McConaughey, and a stunt dog trained to respond to French, including a particularly juvenile command.

Ultimately, “The Fall Guy” feels weighed down by high expectations and its positioning as a major blockbuster when it’s a light-hearted homage to the unsung stuntman. While Gosling has the talent to carry much, elevating this film beyond its amiable nature is a heavy lift, even for him.

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FCC Considers New AI Regulations for Political Ads




The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking initial steps toward implementing new rules that could mandate political ads on TV and radio to disclose the use of artificial intelligence.

On Wednesday, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel urged fellow commissioners to back these regulations due to growing concerns about AI-generated deepfakes disrupting elections.

“With the increasing accessibility of AI tools, the Commission wants to ensure consumers are fully informed when such technology is used,” Rosenworcel stated in a news release. “Today, I have proposed to my colleagues that consumers have the right to know when AI is used in political ads, and I hope they act quickly on this issue.”

The proposal, set to initiate a rulemaking process that could take months, targets broadcast TV, radio, cable, and satellite providers. Under the proposed rules, political advertisers would need to disclose on-air if their ads contain AI-generated content. However, the FCC does not regulate internet-based media like streaming services or social media.

Additionally, the proposed rule would require political advertisers to include written disclosures in the public files that broadcasters must maintain.

The FCC’s initiative aims to address a significant gap in the regulation of AI in political advertising. Current US election law prohibits campaigns from “fraudulently misrepresenting other candidates or political parties,” but it remains unclear if this extends to AI-generated content.

Last summer, a move to clarify this law’s applicability to AI-created depictions was blocked by Republicans on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Although the FEC has since reopened the discussion, no decision has been reached.

Meanwhile, some lawmakers have proposed legislation to regulate AI in elections. In March, the AI Transparency in Elections Act, a bipartisan proposal by Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, was introduced to require AI disclaimers on political ads.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has emphasized the urgent need for congressional guardrails on AI, particularly in elections. Last week, he and a bipartisan group of senators released a legislative action blueprint. However, many policy analysts are skeptical that Congress will pass significant AI legislation during an election year.

Online platforms like Meta have also taken steps to address AI in political ads, requiring campaigns to disclose the use of deepfakes and banning the use of in-house generative AI tools for political advertising.

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Kevin Bacon Returns to ‘Footloose’ High School for 40th Anniversary Celebration 🎉🎬



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Kevin Bacon fulfilled his promise to return to the Utah high school where his iconic 1984 film “Footloose” was filmed.

Bacon visited Payson High School on Saturday after months of efforts by the students who launched the #BacontoPayson social media campaign. The students recreated movie scenes and choreographed videos to catch Bacon’s attention, hoping he would attend their final prom before the school relocates at the end of the school year.

“When I first heard about this Bacon to Payson thing, I was like, ‘Wow, this is crazy.’ But you were all just tireless,” Bacon said in his speech on the school’s football field, according to ABC7. “You talked me into it.”

Bacon expressed his appreciation for the students’ dedication.

As part of the effort to bring Bacon back to campus, Payson High School pledged to create 5,000 essential resource kits for his foundation, which supports underserved communities. The organization aims to pack and distribute up to 40,000 kits through its “Footloose40” initiative.

In his speech, Bacon thanked the students for turning the event into something meaningful and positive.

During his visit, Bacon received an honorary Payson High School diploma, posed for photos with students, and even visited his old locker, as shown in a video posted to his Instagram Stories.

“Footloose,” released in 1984, starred Bacon as a teenager who moves to a small town where dancing is forbidden, a rule he works to overturn. The movie ends with a prom, which, even after 40 years, remains the place to get footloose.

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Cannes Film Festival Welcomes ‘The Apprentice’ with Applause and Controversy



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The Apprentice,” a newly released film chronicling former President Donald Trump’s real estate ventures in 1980s New York, made its debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival amidst a flurry of applause and controversy. The timing of the film’s release, just five months before the presidential election, ignited a storm of criticism from Trump’s campaign.

Starring Sebastian Stan as a young Trump, the movie delves into themes of power, ambition, and the dark underbelly of corruption and deceit. Jeremy Strong, known for his role in “Succession,” co-stars as Roy Cohn, a key figure in Trump’s early career whom he considered a mentor.

Described as a mentor-protege narrative, the film explores the origins of an American dynasty while revealing the moral and human toll of a culture fixated on winning at any cost. Despite sharing a name with Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” the film carries a disclaimer acknowledging fictionalized elements. It was written by biographer Gabriel Sherman and directed by Iranian-Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, who aimed to use Trump’s story as a vehicle to address broader societal issues.

At the Cannes premiere, Abbasi addressed the audience, warning of the looming threat of fascism and advocating for a candid examination of reality. The film’s portrayal of Trump’s relationship with his first wife, Ivana, and controversial scenes, such as his liposuction procedure, drew audible reactions from viewers and prompted threats of legal action from the Trump campaign, which denounced the film as malicious defamation.

Maria Bakalova portrays Ivana Trump, while Martin Donovan, Catherine McNally, and Charlie Carrick round out the cast. Despite generating buzz at Cannes, the film’s release date remains uncertain, with no confirmed distributor in the United States according to IMDb.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Credits Cassie for Helping Him Through ‘Dark Times’ During 2022 BET Award Speech




When Sean “Diddy” Combs received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards in 2022, he made a heartfelt acknowledgment to his former girlfriend, Cassie Ventura. “I’mma keep it a hundred with y’all, I was in a dark place for a few years,” Combs said during his acceptance speech. “And also Cassie for holding me down in the dark times. Love.”

However, this moment has since taken on a different tone following Ventura’s allegations against Combs. In November, Ventura accused Combs of rape and abuse in a lawsuit that was quickly settled. Adding fuel to the controversy, a video was released on Friday showing Combs physically assaulting Ventura in 2016.

Combs and Ventura had an on-and-off relationship from 2007 to 2018. Ventura’s complaint alleged that Combs raped her in 2018 and subjected her to repeated physical and emotional abuse throughout their relationship.

Ben Brafman, Combs’ attorney, clarified that settling the lawsuit does not imply an admission of guilt. “A decision to settle a lawsuit, especially in 2023, is in no way an admission of wrongdoing,” Brafman said in a statement. “Mr. Combs’ decision to settle the lawsuit does not in any way undermine his flat-out denial of the claims. He is happy they reached a mutual settlement and wishes Ms. Ventura the best.”

Despite this, Combs publicly apologized for his actions depicted in the 2016 video. “It’s so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that,” Combs said in a video posted to Instagram. “I was f**ked up — I hit rock bottom — but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable.”

Combs continued, “I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I am disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now.” Notably, he did not mention Ventura by name in his apology, adhering to the terms of their settlement which prohibits either party from speaking about the other.

At the BET Awards in 2022, Ventura’s allegations were not yet public. Combs accepted the award to a standing ovation, with his then-girlfriend, rapper Yung Miami, holding a “Go Papi” sign in the audience. His family, including his mother, Janice Combs, and sons, Christian and Justin Combs, were also present.

During his acceptance speech, Combs expressed gratitude towards God, his mother, his late mentor Andre Harrell, and the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. His shout-out to Ventura made 17 months before her lawsuit, has since sparked renewed conversation on social media, with many now criticizing his reference to her as “diabolical” and “narcissistic.”

Meredith Firetog, Ventura’s attorney, criticized Combs’ apology as self-serving, stating it was “more about himself than the many people he has hurt.”

The November 2023 settlement stipulates that Combs and Ventura cannot publicly discuss each other, ensuring the controversy continues to resonate in the public sphere while legally keeping the details under wraps.

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Billie Eilish’s Unique Approach Shines in ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’ Success




Billie Eilish, at 22, has carved a path in the music industry unlike any other. From her humble beginnings releasing tracks on Soundcloud to her record-breaking albums, she’s always done things her way – and it’s paid off. Now, with her highly anticipated third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft,” set to release, Eilish continues to defy industry norms with her unconventional approach.

Unlike many artists who release singles before an album launch, Eilish intentionally chose not to, keeping fans in suspense until the album’s release date. This move, along with her decision to co-write and produce all her albums with her brother, Finneas O’Connell, has cemented her reputation as an artist unafraid to take risks.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eilish hinted that “Hit Me Hard and Soft” will harken back to her musical roots, capturing the essence of her youth. This authenticity has been a hallmark of her career, setting her apart in an industry often driven by image and persona.

But Eilish’s commitment to breaking the mold extends beyond her music. With her upcoming tour, she’s taking a stand against scalpers by implementing strict ticket transfer restrictions. This move, aimed at ensuring fans have access to tickets at face value, reflects Eilish’s dedication to her audience and her values.

Moreover, Eilish is using her platform to advocate for environmental sustainability in the music industry. In a manifesto posted on her website, she outlined her plan to release a limited number of vinyl variants for “Hit Me Hard and Soft,” produced using sustainable practices. This commitment to reducing waste and promoting eco-consciousness aligns with Eilish’s outspoken stance on environmental issues.

As she prepares to embark on her “Hit Me Hard and Soft” tour, Eilish remains steadfast in her mission to challenge the status quo and redefine success on her terms. With two Oscars, nine Grammys, and two chart-topping albums under her belt, she’s proven that staying true to oneself can lead to extraordinary achievements.

Billie Eilish’s journey is a testament to the power of authenticity, creativity, and resilience in the face of adversity. As she continues to push boundaries and inspire audiences around the world, her impact on the music industry is undeniable.

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Chuck Schumer and Bipartisan Senators Unveil Plan to Regulate AI and Invest Billions in Its Development




On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and a bipartisan group of senators unveiled an extensive blueprint aimed at guiding congressional efforts to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) through forthcoming legislation. This 31-page roadmap, released this week, advocates for substantial government investment to accelerate AI research and development, echoing Schumer’s and others’ previous commitments to bolster U.S. innovation in this fiercely competitive field.

Among its directives, the roadmap tasks multiple Senate committees with devising safeguards to address significant AI risks, including discrimination, job displacement, and election interference. Schumer emphasized the necessity of a comprehensive, bipartisan approach, highlighting the leadership of their AI working group in this endeavor.

The document proposes various measures aligned with established congressional objectives, such as crafting a national data privacy law to empower consumers and regulate AI firms’ data practices. Some recommendations draw inspiration from EU legislation, including a suggested prohibition on AI applications resembling China’s social scoring systems.

Additionally, the roadmap urges the formulation of coherent export control policies for potent AI systems, with considerations for national security. It advocates for substantial annual investment in AI research and development, echoing the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s 2021 proposal.

The roadmap’s development involved extensive engagement with stakeholders, including tech giants, civil rights advocates, and industry representatives. It aims to revitalize legislative efforts initiated last year, led by Schumer and bipartisan colleagues.

Schumer has underscored the urgency of regulating AI, particularly in light of the forthcoming elections, expressing a commitment to expedited legislative timelines. However, skepticism remains among analysts and congressional aides regarding Congress’s ability to enact significant AI regulations during an election year.

Meanwhile, the EU has made significant strides in AI regulation, recently approving the landmark EU AI Act. In response to the Senate roadmap’s release, some tech industry figures have expressed optimism, while others have criticized its perceived vagueness in addressing critical AI policy issues.

Notably, some consumer advocates have raised concerns about the roadmap’s focus on certain sectors at the expense of others, advocating for more comprehensive consideration of AI’s societal impacts.

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Wicked’ Trailer Teases Edgier Glinda and Showstopping Elphaba Played by Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo




“Are people born wicked?” This question looms large as the latest trailer for the highly anticipated ‘Wicked’ movie, featuring Ariana Grande as Glinda, hints at a more complex and possibly edgier interpretation of the character. Based on the acclaimed Broadway musical, which itself is adapted from Gregory Maguire’s bestselling book, the film promises to offer a fresh take on the beloved story.

The trailer, released on Wednesday, is a visual feast of vibrant colors and aural delights, showcasing the incredible vocal talents of Grande and the Oscar-nominated, Tony-winning Cynthia Erivo, who portrays Elphaba. At first glance, it appears to be a jubilant celebration of music and spectacle. However, a closer look reveals nuanced performances, particularly from Grande’s Glinda, who exhibits a pricklier demeanor compared to previous portrayals, such as Kristin Chenoweth’s bubbly Broadway interpretation.

In one of the trailer’s key scenes, Glinda and Elphaba, assigned as roommates, navigate their initial interactions. Glinda’s pink-drenched room serves as the backdrop for a telling moment when she offers Elphaba an unsightly hat, quipping that she doesn’t “hate anybody that much” to actually wear it. This scene hints at a “mean girl” energy from Glinda that contrasts sharply with her traditionally “popular” persona.

As the trailer progresses, Elphaba’s formidable powers become evident, much to Glinda’s dismay. This attracts the attention of headmistress Madame Morrible, portrayed by Michelle Yeoh, who ominously tells Elphaba, “You’re the one the Wizard has been waiting for.” This sets the stage for a journey to the Emerald City, where Elphaba and Glinda encounter the powerful Wizard, played by Jeff Goldblum. It is here that they both start to realize that, as Elphaba ominously states, “Something bad is happening in Oz.”


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The Wizard’s declaration, “The best way to bring folks together is to give them a real good enemy,” injects a political undertone into the narrative, suggesting that director Jon M. Chu’s cinematic adaptation may delve into darker themes present in the original book. This is further emphasized by disturbing propaganda imagery portraying Elphaba as a figure to be feared, including a menacing banner and a giant effigy set ablaze in a town square.

Despite the initial friction, the trailer indicates that Glinda and Elphaba eventually form a deep, sisterly bond. However, it is Elphaba’s journey that captivates the most, culminating in Erivo’s chilling rendition of “Defying Gravity.” As Elphaba soars on her broomstick, she boldly declares, “I’m not afraid. It’s the Wizard who should be afraid of me.”

The eagerly awaited ‘Wicked’ movie, a two-part adaptation, revisits the backstory of Oz before Dorothy’s arrival. It explores the evolution of Glinda and Elphaba’s “unlikely but profound friendship” as their lives diverge dramatically, ultimately leading them to fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The ensemble cast includes Jonathan Bailey, Bowen Yang, Ethan Slater, and Peter Dinklage, among others, promising a rich and dynamic cinematic experience. ‘Wicked: Part 1’ is set to enchant theaters on November 27, with ‘Wicked: Part 2’ following in late 2025.

With its blend of stunning visuals, powerful performances, and a fresh narrative perspective, ‘Wicked’ is poised to captivate audiences and offer a deeper exploration of the beloved tale of friendship, power, and identity in the magical land of Oz.

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OpenAI Executive Departs Amidst Controversy Surrounding CEO Sam Altman’s Removal




“OpenAI’s Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Departs Following CEO’s Turbulent Ouster and Return”

Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s chief scientist and co-founder, announced his departure from the company on Tuesday, marking the end of nearly a decade-long tenure. Sutskever, who played a pivotal role in the tumultuous removal and subsequent reinstatement of CEO Sam Altman last November, revealed his decision via social media, expressing excitement for future endeavors.

The departure of Sutskever comes amidst a backdrop of significant upheaval within OpenAI. His involvement in the dramatic firing – and subsequent return – of CEO Sam Altman last year underscored the internal management crisis that gripped the organization, ultimately reinforcing Altman’s leadership position in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.

The timing of Sutskever’s departure coincides with OpenAI’s unveiling of its latest artificial intelligence model, GPT-4o, a development that has garnered considerable attention for its impressive capabilities.

Sutskever first made headlines six months ago when he voted for Altman’s removal as CEO and chairman of the board, citing concerns that Altman had pushed AI technology “too far, too fast.” However, just days later, Sutskever reversed course, joining an employee letter calling for the entire board’s resignation and Altman’s reinstatement.

Altman’s swift return to the helm of OpenAI, just five days after his initial dismissal, marked a remarkable turn of events. Sutskever publicly apologized for his role in the corporate drama, expressing deep regret and reaffirming his commitment to the company’s mission.

Despite the internal turmoil, OpenAI has continued to make strides in advancing its flagship product, ChatGPT. The latest iteration of the model, announced on Monday, promises to transform ChatGPT into a digital personal assistant capable of engaging in real-time spoken conversations.

Sutskever’s departure signifies the end of an era for OpenAI, marking a significant transition for the organization he helped shape. Alongside Altman and Greg Brockman, Sutskever played a pivotal role in establishing OpenAI LP, a for-profit entity within the larger nonprofit organization, which quickly achieved a valuation of $90 billion.

In response to Sutskever’s departure, Altman expressed sadness but gratitude for his contributions to OpenAI, reaffirming his commitment to the company’s mission moving forward.

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