ChatGPT, the “badly played” intelligent chat robot, has been a bit besieged recently.
Due to the crime of “killing academics”, it was banned by the New York City Department of Education and banned by the University of Hong Kong.
Even though it was blocked by all parties, it still can’t change its brilliant record of becoming popular all over the Internet and gaining 100 million users in 2 months. For the same result, Twitter took 5 years, Facebook took 4.5 years, and TikTok took 9 months…
And the man behind ChatGPT, the founder of the technology company OpenAI, and “the father of ChatGPT” Sam Altman also entered people’s hearts. vision.
Some people call him “the next Jobs”, while others say he is “crazier than Musk”.
In fact, what Sam is better at is “invisibility”.
1. The industry-recognized genius “little transparency”
Sam is not a “rising star” in the technology industry. He had a place in the technology and investment fields in the United States in his early years.
Sam was born in April 1985 in a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.
Unlike many industry elites from poor families, Altman has a wealthy family and received a very expensive gift from his parents at the age of 8-a MacLC2 computer.
MacLC2 is a new product launched by Apple in February 1993. At that time, it was worth about 2,200 US dollars, which was a luxury product.
After that, Sam lived up to expectations and learned to disassemble computers and program, laying a good foundation for future career development.
In 2005, Sam, who was studying computer science at Stanford University, suddenly decided to drop out of school to start a business. Together with two classmates, he developed Loopt, an application that shares user location information in real time, and became CEO at the age of 20.
Sam’s first venture was not successful, but he gained a lot:
First, Loopt received Jobs’ attention and was selected as “the first batch of applications in the Apple App Store”.
Secondly, although Loopt failed to become an instant hit, it was sold by Sam at a high price of 43 million U.S. dollars, successfully obtaining the “first pot of gold”.
In 2011, Sam joined Y Combinator, the most mysterious venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, and was promoted to CEO in 2014.
In 2015, Sam was named the best investor under the age of 30 by Forbes magazine. In the same year, Sam started his business again and founded OpenAI, a technology company focusing on artificial intelligence. His partner at the time was “Hot Search Maker” Elon Musk.
However, Sam is far less well-known than Musk.
Sam’s ignorance is related to the failure of his “product” on the one hand, the amount of his “assets” on the other hand, and more importantly, his “personality” that does not like to socialize.
In March 2019, Sam resigned as president of YC to focus on the operation of OpenAI, and received a $1 billion investment from Microsoft in July. However, in many media reports, the role of Sam negotiating with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is not important, and it is not as good as Musk, who quit OpenAI in 2018.
For the “uncommunicative” Sam, the outside world even thought he had “Asperger’s Syndrome”, and someone even asked him face to face:
”How does Asperger’s Syndrome help or affect you?” However, Sam did not The disease has not been diagnosed. Instead, Musk, who doesn’t like meetings, has publicly declared that he suffers from “Asperger’s syndrome.” So, what exactly is “Asperger’s Syndrome”? Why is it suspected that Sam has this disease?
2. “Genius Disease” Asperger’s Syndrome
When it comes to “Asperger’s Syndrome”, people always associate it with geniuses: such as Sheldon in “The Big Bang Theory”, Curly in “Sherlock”, Richard in “Silicon Valley” De are “Asperger’s Syndrome” patients.
There are even studies that believe that Newton, Einstein, Van Gogh, Jobs and other world famous people may suffer from Asperger’s syndrome.
In fact, Asperger’s syndrome is a kind of autism, and the patients are usually children aged 4 to 11.
The full name of autism is “Autism Spectrum Disorder”, also known as autism. Sperger’s syndrome, other pervasive developmental disorders unspecified, and childhood breakdown syndrome.
Since the Austrian child psychiatrist Hans Asperger first reported the disease in 1944, “Xi mentions” the “naming right” of the disease.
In 1981, Asperger’s syndrome was written by British psychiatrist Lorna Wen and published in the journal Psychological Medicine, which attracted widespread attention from the western medical community.
Like people with autism, people with Asperger’s syndrome generally have social impairments.
The difference is that Asperger’s syndrome is significantly higher than other autistic patients in terms of intelligence level and language expression ability:
ordinary autistic patients may refuse to socialize, or make too many grammatical errors in communication; When communicating, there may be no grammatical errors at all, but they still appear “different” without other social skills.
In addition to speaking the correct “text”, daily communication also requires communication skills such as “linguistic tension” and “pre-linguistic skills”: “language
tension” is through cadenced intonation, relaxed rhythm, and moderate volume. The ability to express text “with emotion” and “emphasis”;
”pre-linguistic skills” is the ability to assist communication through gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, etc.
For ordinary people, the difficulty of organizing language to generate correct “text” is higher than “language tension” and “pre-linguistic skills” (only in daily communication scenarios), while patients with Asperger’s syndrome are just the opposite.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, was “guessed” by the British “Guardian” that he had Asperger’s syndrome due to “lack of eye contact, poor social skills, monotonous voice, and likes to shake back and forth” in daily work. .
Of course, the communication skills of ordinary people are also strong or weak, but they basically follow the principle of “communication and communication”; while patients with Asperger’s syndrome usually like “communication and non-communication” one-way communication, because they will automatically block Something that is not of interest, cannot “receive” information.
When Sam reflected on his suspicion of having Asperger’s syndrome, he found that he not only had a strange sitting posture, but also could not feel the “subtle emotions” of most people when communicating. At the same time, he was only interested in technology, which is a hobby” narrow” range. But Sam’s reflection is a kind of empathy ability, which is not possessed by patients with Asperger’s syndrome. It is in stark contrast to Musk, who thinks he “best” knows space.
Patients with Asperger’s Syndrome are very self-centered, don’t care about other people’s opinions, and don’t expect others’ approval. Therefore, they often say things that ordinary people can’t say, dare to do things that others dare not try, and appear crazy.
Sam has the ability to empathize, and also has the ability to actively shield “other people’s views.”
Sam, who is as socially withdrawn as Asperger’s syndrome patients and doesn’t care about other people’s opinions, can save a lot of time and energy and stick to his original intention.
Asperger’s syndrome is not a “genius disease”. It does not help the patient’s intelligence improvement, but its pathological characteristics are exactly the same as the behavior patterns of geniuses-both will spend a lot of time and energy focusing on doing well. one thing.
Asperger’s Syndrome is more like “effort disease”. 1% of talent is hard to come by, but why not 99% of sweat?