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‘It is an atrocious time’: OpenAI CEO urges unity in tech sector for Muslim, Arab colleagues

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The CEO, who is Jewish, added he has not seen much support for Muslims the way that he has been supported by many people in the tech industry.

“I believe that antisemitism is a significant and growing problem in the world, and I see a lot of people in our industry sticking up for me, which I deeply appreciate,” he said. “I see much less of that for Muslims.”

Rising antisemitism in workplaces

Altman made the remarks amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, which has seen a spike of antisemitism across the world.

In the United Kingdom, BBC previously reported that the ongoing conflict has quadrupled antisemitism incidents there.

In Canada, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) called out a “sharp spike in anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism” across the country.



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