Report: Sam Altman Rejects OpenAI’s Overtures, Will Not Return | Tech News


The sudden departure of Sam Altman from the company he co-founded, OpenAI, has created significant upheaval in the tech sector. Despite efforts from executives to bring him back, Altman will not be returning as CEO. Emmett Shear, co-founder of Twitch, will take over as interim CEO. Altman’s firing came after the board determined he was not consistently honest in his communications, prompting the resignation of OpenAI President and Co-founder Greg Brockman and three senior researchers. Altman’s lack of equity in the company meant he could be fired at any time, which he mentioned in a post on X. He has been a prominent figure in discussions about the potential benefits and dangers of AI and has been compared to J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the father of the atomic bomb. Despite the upheaval, Altman’s departure marks the end of an era at OpenAI.


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