On November 21st, several significant events unfolded on the New York Times business pages. One of the most prominent stories involved the upheaval at OpenAI, a small but influential artificial intelligence start-up, and the development of their ChatGPT chatbot. This event led to Microsoft’s shares reaching a new high. Another major story saw X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, suing Media Matters in federal court after research was published showing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content.
Meanwhile, Epic Games’ chief executive, Tim Sweeney, testified in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s legal battle against Google. Additionally, employees at OpenAI signed a letter indicating they may leave for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive Sam Altman is not reinstated.
These events had significant implications for each respective company and industry and continue to shape ongoing debates and discussions within these fields.