Sacked Open AI CEO Sam Altman posts picture from firm's HQ amid reports of return
Former Open AI CEO Sam Altman recently posted a photo of himself at the headquarters of the firm amid reports that he is returning to the AI company, days after he was sacked.
In his X post, Sam Altman shared an image of himself wearing the guest ID pass of the leading AI company.
He wrote: "First and last time i ever wear one of these."
first and last time i ever wear one of these pic.twitter.com/u3iKwyWj0a— Sam Altman (@sama) November 19, 2023
Sam Altman helped launch the firm which created ChatGPT bot.
Open AI on Friday (November 17, 2023) sacked CEO Sam Altman, prompting the co-founder Greg Brockman to quit soon after.
The company said OpenAI's Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati will serve as the interim CEO.
"The board of directors of OpenAI, Inc., the 501(c)(3) that acts as the overall governing body for all OpenAI activities, today announced that Sam Altman will depart as CEO and leave the board of directors. Mira Murati, the company’s chief technology officer, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately," the tech firm said in a statement.
Speaking further on the decision to remove Sam, the firm said: "Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities. The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI."
Meanwhile, some media reports claimed over the weekend that investors and employees are pushing for Altman to be reinstated to the company.
According to tech news site The Information, Mr Altman and Greg Brockman - another co-founder who quit on Friday as the company's president - were invited to the firm's San Francisco headquarters for talks on Sunday, reported BBC.