Logan Kilpatrick, Former OpenAI General, Joins Google

[Introduction to New Wisdom]The war for AI talent has begun! Four top Google executives poached OpenAI’s former head of developer relations, Logan Kilpatrick. He develops the AI ​​Studio product and provides support for the Gemini API. Netizens are optimistic about Google.

Exactly one month after joining, OpenAI’s former head of developer relations Logan Kilpatrick Officially announced to join Google. He will be responsible for the AI ​​Studio product and provide support for the Gemini API.

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Logan said there is still a lot of work to be done in the future to make Google the best place for developers to develop using AI.

Logan joined Google after receiving invitations from four of Google’s top executives.including Pichai, Jeff Dean, Vice President of Product Mat Velloso and Google Vice President Josh Woodward.

In addition, Logan’s tweet also revealed the following information:Google is building a team with AI developers at its core.

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Interestingly, Logan himself also changed his original username to “Logan.GPT“Changed back to his real name.

Obviously, he has completely abandoned OpenAI.

Netizens joked whether it should be changed to “Logan Gemini”:

AI guru Jeff Dean expressed a warm welcome to his joining.

Google Gemini research scientists Swaroop Mishra, Nikolay Savinov and others are also excited about Logan's joining.

Some netizens said that Google poaching Logan is a huge victory. He is a proper AI star.

Some people even said that they were beginning to be optimistic about Google.

So, what strength does Logan Kilpatrick have that makes netizens say this?

self introduction

Logan is OpenAI’s first developer relations advocate.He is also the lead developer of the Julia language.

He graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. This was followed by a degree in IT Systems Analysis and Design from the University of Oxford, UK. He also received master's degrees from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Harvard University in 2021.

Logan's work experience is even richer and more diverse, with a total of 21 according to LinkedIn.

Among them, he has been an intern at NASA for more than 3 years, doing software data analysis research internships, Space Academy projects, and software engineering internships.

He also worked at Apple for 1 year and 8 months as a software engineer and applied machine learning engineer.

It is worth mentioning that Logan has become the lead developer and community advocate of the Julia development language since 2020.

That is to say, starting from December 2022, he joined OpenAI to be responsible for developer relations.

During this period, he repeatedly released and updated some developer-related functions of the OpenAI model, operating and maintaining it for millions of developers.

A brief talk about working experience in OpenAI

In a recent podcast interview, Logan Kilpatrick talked about his experience working at OpenAI.

In his view, the reason why OpenAI has such fast delivery capabilities isThe most important thing is to find employees who have strong initiative and can act quickly to solve problems.. And using office software like Slack can make all information run efficiently and smoothly in the company.

The moderator asked if there is a unique process and way of working that enables OpenAI to build and release products so quickly and maintain such high standards.

Employees who proactively solve problems are key to OpenAI’s success

He said that taking Apple and NASA where he worked as examples, the company will slow down over time and add additional rules and regulations to slow down the release speed. OpenAI is a new company and doesn't have many of those legacy organizational hurdles.

And he believes that the most important reason why OpenAI can be so efficient is to find people with a high degree of initiative and sense of urgency.

If OpenAI were to hire five people, these are the two most important traits it would look for in applicants. Because teams with such characteristics can respond to various challenges in the world, they can quickly respond to customer needs and find solutions to problems without waiting for the consensus of 50 people. He appreciates this style of doing things very much, and participating in such a team makes him happy. People are excited.

What a traditional company might do is, “Let's talk to these seven different departments,” and try to get feedback on the problem. At OpenAI, everyone just does things and solves problems, and he likes this very much.

The assistant API released at the developer conference is a good example. OpenAI continues to get feedback from developers that people want higher-level functions on top of the existing API.

This is not a top-down process. People really see these problems coming up and know they can come together as a team and solve them very quickly.

Instant internal communication is also very important

Instant communication at work through Slack is also very important.

Instant real-time communication on Slack is so critical, it allows different people from different teams to come together and everyone is on Slack, even if you're remote or you're on a different team or in a different office.

A large part of OpenAI's company culture is rooted in Slack. It allows everyone to coordinate quickly. It’s always faster to send a Slack message than to walk to someone’s desk.

In a recent interview between Sam and Bill Gates, Sam mentioned that Slack is one of the most used applications on his phone.

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