Following the removal of Sam Altman from OpenAI, recent reports indicate that the board may reverse their decision and reinstate him, causing uncertainty for the company. There are also emerging reports suggesting that the board members themselves might step down. In the midst of speculations about his potential comeback, Altman was observed visiting OpenAI’s San Francisco headquarters for discussions on November 19.
Altman at OpenAI headquarters
The former CEO of OpenAI posted a photo of himself on the X platform holding a guest card at OpenAI’s headquarters in San Francisco. Altman wrote in the post, “First and last time I’ll wear one of these.” Sam Altman was one of the first members to help found OpenAI. He soon became the face of the company that helped create ChatGPT. He is an influential figure in the world of generative artificial intelligence. This AI chatbot has been the talk of the town since its launch day. People from all over the world have used it.
According to a report by The Information, interim CEO Mira Murati invited Altman and the company’s former CEO Greg Brockman to the San Francisco headquarters. According to the report, they have been invited for talks. This visit has fueled rumors of Sam Altman returning to the company.
Some other reports also suggest that Altman may be starting a new AI venture.
If that happens, the current state of OpenAI will be shattered. The company’s shares have already suffered since Altman was fired. According to a Bloomberg report, hundreds of millions of dollars in OpenAI shares have been stuck in the secondary market since Altman left the company. Some of the company’s transactions are on hold and some have been cancelled.
Altman’s ouster has created huge ripples in the artificial intelligence world. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has expressed his support for Altman and will be with him on the next steps, as suggested by the Bloomberg report. In particular, Microsoft has been backing up OpenAI since its release date. If Altman returns to the company, the business will continue to be affected, as the huge drift between the company’s founders has cost OpenAI and will continue to do so.