Technology firm OpenAI fired its CEO Sam Altman last week with little warning or explanation. The move sent shockwaves throughout Silicon Valley and beyond. Few days later, in an equally dramatic turn, Altman returned as CEO of the firm that he helped found.
To discuss what’s happening in the tech world, our guests are:
- Ian Khan is an emerging technology futurist and Founder of Futuracy.
- Amr Awadallah is the Founder and CEO of Vectara, a website and app search platform using advanced research in AI.
- Tom Taulli is a columnist and the author of “Artificial Intelligence Basics”.
- Ray Wang is the Principal Analyst and Founder of Constellation Research.
OpenAI brings back Sam Altman as CEO just days after his firing unleashed chaos https://t.co/ck38rgu4EL
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 22, 2023
Friday’s shocking ouster of Sam Altman, who negotiated his return as CEO of OpenAI, was not the first time the Silicon Valley operator found himself on the outs.
Four years ago, Altman’s mentor, Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, flew from the United Kingdom to San Francisco to… pic.twitter.com/mujZQMS6Zc
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 22, 2023