On November 21, the New York Times business pages were filled with several noteworthy stories. One of these involved Microsoft and the recent upheaval at OpenAI, a small but influential artificial intelligence start-up. This led to the development of the ChatGPT chatbot and caused Microsoft’s shares to reach a new high. In another story, X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, sued Media Matters in federal court after the organization published research showing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content.
In addition to these stories, Epic Games’ chief executive, Tim Sweeney, testified in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s legal battle against Google. Furthermore, the future of OpenAI was put at risk as more than 700 of its 770 employees signed a letter indicating that they may leave for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive, Sam Altman, is not reinstated.
Another significant event was reported: The development of the ChatGPT chatbot led to upheaval at OpenAI which had an effect on Microsoft’s shares. Meanwhile, X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, filed a lawsuit against Media Matters in federal court due to their research revealing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content. Lastly, Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney testified in court in his company’s ongoing legal battle with Google.