Sam Altman discusses return to OpenAI

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Recently ousted CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, is considering a return to the company after his sack last week Friday.

According to a report by Reuters on Sunday, Altman is exploring starting a new artificial intelligence venture a day after being abruptly sacked by the board, which shocked the tech community.

Altman is also discussing with OpenAI executives how to strengthen the company’s governance structure while also meeting with some of the company’s core researchers and other supporters about possible joint ventures for a new artificial intelligence startup.

Fearing a major outflow of talent in his absence, OpenAI investors, led by Microsoft, are talking about damage control measures, including maybe pressuring the board to reinstate Altman as CEO.

An early backer of OpenAI, Khosla Ventures, wants Altman back at OpenAI but “will back him in whatever he does next,” the fund’s founder Vinod Khosla posted on X on Saturday.

ChatGPT was built by OpenAI, a charity that billionaire Elon Musk co-founded on November 30 of last year.

The technology caused a global stir and immediately became the fastest-growing software program in the world. It sparked a rush of announcements and investments from several sectors to use AI to improve everything from media and entertainment to financial services and healthcare.

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