OpenAI’s Sam Altman has a new idea for a universal basic income

Business Insider

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has an interesting new idea to help those struggling financially.

He calls it “universal basic compute.”

“Everybody gets like a slice of GPT-7’s compute,” he said on the All-In podcast. “They can use it, they can resell it, they can donate it to somebody to use for cancer research.”

The idea is that as AI becomes advanced — and embedded into more facets of our lives — owning a unit of a large language model like GPT-7 can be more valuable than money. “You own like part of the productivity,” he said.

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