Ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and former President Greg Brockman joined executives at the company’s San Francisco headquarters on November 19 after interim CEO Mira Murati told staff she invited Altman, The Information has reported.
Altman is discussing a possible return to the company behind the ChatGPT bot even as he considers launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) venture, Reuters reported on Sunday. The board of the company on November 17 fired Altman, who to many was the human face of generative AI, sending shock waves across the tech industry.
OpenAI declined to comment to Reuters on the details of the report from The Information.
Altman posted on November 19 on messaging platform X an image of himself wearing an OpenAI guest badge with the caption, "first and last time i ever wear one of these.”
Altman’s sacking angered current and former employees and worried them over how an upcoming $86 billion share sale could be affected by the sudden management upheaval.
OpenAI's former president and co-founder, Brockman also arrived at the office on November 19, The Information reported. Brockman had stepped down from the board as chairman as part of the management shuffle, and announced on November 17 that he quit the company.