OpenAI and Sam Altman’s superpowers

Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal to release hostages, Dutch voters head to the polls today, and Binance chief executive Changpeng Zhao has resigned after pleading guilty to a US criminal charge. Plus, the FT’s George Hammond explains why Sam Altman has so many people rallying behind him after he was ousted from OpenAI. 


Mentioned in this podcast:

Israel approves hostage deal with Hamas

Dutch election shapes up as tight race to replace Mark Rutte

Binance chief Changpeng Zhao pleads guilty in US criminal case

OpenAI directors in talks with Sam Altman on rejoining board


The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music.


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