New RFS: One Million Jobs

by Sam Altman7/2/2014

We want to fund companies that have the potential to create a million jobs.  There are a
lot of areas where it makes sense to divide labor between humans and
computers—we are very good at some things computers are terrible at and vice versa—and
some of these require huge amounts of human resources.

This is both good for the world and likely a good business
strategy—as existing jobs go away, a company that creates a lot of new jobs should be able to get a lot of talented people.

(We aren’t looking for companies that plan to have a million employees.  Probably the easiest way to do this is to create a platform that lets a million people create their own jobs.  Uber may do this, for example.  Healthcare or education platforms that let people provide services are other examples of what might work.)

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  • Sam Altman

    Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI. He was the president of YC from 2014-2019. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there, worked in the AI lab.