Sam Altman: CEO of OpenAI calls for US to regulate artificial intelligence

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, testified before a US Senate committee on Tuesday about the possibilities - and pitfalls - of the new technology.

BBC reports in a matter of months, several AI models have entered the market.

Mr Altman said a new agency should be formed to license AI companies.

ChatGPT and other similar programmes can create incredibly human-like answers to questions - but can also be wildly inaccurate.

Tuala Tamaalelagi Siaki re-appointed Gambling Control Authority CEO

The Cabinet endorsement was confirmed in a statement issued by the Office of the Press Secretariat.

Tuala will be returning to the post where he has served as CEO for nine years.

He will be responsible for the overall management, authority’s finances, human resources and other related administrative functions and processes.

His term of appointment is for three years.

Digicel Samoa welcomes new CEO

A proven leader in the business, Deepak understands customers and knows the Pacific business very well.

Commenting on the new role, Deepak shared; “It’s great to be home in Samoa amongst my aiga’s and uso’s to lead our customer-focused team. With a strong focus on ensuring that we deliver on our promise of simply more, I am looking forward to working with the team to keep finding new and powerful ways of bringing our Better Together brand to life with great value for our customers and our staff.”

Sione Vaai to lead Samoa Life Assurance Corporation

A public servant for almost 30 years, Vaai holds a Bachelor of Arts; Majoring in Accounting & Financial Management & Minor in Economics from the University of the South Pacific in Suva Fiji.

A statement said Vaai also graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand with a Diploma in Business.

A graduate of Samoa College and the National University of Samoa, she began her public service career with the Audit Office in 1991 before moving to the Samoa Water Authority, (SWA) six years later.

HP launches premier dealership in PNG

Remington Group CEO Peter Goodwin said is the first time HP has signed a premier dealership outside Australia, or in any other Pacific Island nation.

He said Remington is proud to celebrate its new Premier Business Solutions PNG dealership.

“It is significant, not only for us as a group, but for Papua New Guinea as the first and only HP Premier Dealership in the region as well.”

Senior Samoa official suspended amid police investigation

The one month suspension on full pay, according to the government, is to allow police to carry out their investigation into alleged corrupt practice.

Afamasaga has strongly rejected claims made by a Malaysian based company which provides technical & administrative support for maritime vessels.

The Samoa Observer reported the company had provided services to the ministry but its licence was recently revoked by Afamasaga.

Samoa CEO facing corruption allegation identified

The Samoa Observer reported that Afamasaga Su'a Pou Onesemo was identified in a letter written by the Thai company Ascent Navals to the Public Service Commission, which was passed on to the police.

It alleged that Afamasaga had asked for favours, property and flights in return for ensuring the company was made a recognised organisation able to do work for the ministry.

Afamasaga rejected the allegations, saying they were the result of frustration at his rejection of numerous offers from the company.


Samoa police investigate CEO over corruption allegations

The Attorney General’s Office said a formal police investigation was launched 6 June 2018 by the Ministry of Police Criminal Investigation Division, in view of a complaint alleging corrupt practices by a Government CEO.

A statement said the records of the allegations were sent to the Attorney General and received 5th June 2018. After consideration it was referred by the AG to the Police Commissioner, with a recommendation that a criminal investigation commence immediately given the nature of the allegations.

Magele Hoe Viali reappointed Samoa Airport Authority CEO

Magele is scheduled to complete his second term on 31 January 2018 and then commence his third term as C.E.O. thereafter.

During his first two terms as C.E.O. Magele was instrumental in the World Bank infrastructural improvement project and the Chinese Government funded terminal project which is still ongoing.

Educated at Samoa College from 1975-1978, Magele went on to receive his qualifications as an Air Traffic Controller from New Zealand in 1981.

New PNGRFL boss looking forward to challenge

Rau was the treasurer of the PNGRFL since 2012 until his official appointment as CEO last night.

“It’s going to be an interesting journey. I am looking forward to the challenge.

“Being on the board for the last three years, I was part and parcel of the governance restructuring of the PNGRFL as treasurer.

“I was also in charge of the finance and audit committee of the PNGRFL and we since 2013 until now have done a lot of reformation, a lot of restructuring.