(CTN News) – In spite of being abruptly removed from his role as CEO of OpenAI by the board, former CEO Sam Altman is reportedly planning to make a comeback to the company.
The company’s executives are currently in discussions about enhancing the company’s governance structure, according to sources who have access to the conversation.
A new AI venture is simultaneously being explored by Altman and a core group of OpenAI researchers and supporters to see if there is any possibility of launching a new venture.
In the future, it remains unclear whether there will be a return to OpenAI as well as a new AI company that will be created.
There are a number of investors, including Microsoft, that are contemplating damage control measures, potentially advocating Altman’s reinstatement in order to prevent a talent exodus from the company.
An early backer of OpenAI, Khosla Ventures, expressed its support for Altman’s return to OpenAI while affirming its backing for his future endeavors as well.
Former and current employees are expressing their concerns about the impact of Altman’s unexpected removal on the upcoming $86 billion share sale and are reacting with heightened emotions to Altman’s unexpected removal.
In the event that Altman is not reinstated, some employees are considering resigning, while others are signaling support for joining Altman in a new venture if Altman is not reinstated.
The former OpenAI president Greg Brockman,
Who resigned in response to Altman’s dismissal, is expected to join any new initiative that may arise in response to Altman’s dismissal.
The report suggests that Altman and former Apple design chief Jony Ive have discussed the possibility of developing a new device that utilizes artificial intelligence.
Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s CEO, has been reported to have been involved in these discussions in a previous article in The Information.
In the wake of Altman’s exploration of possible paths forward for generative AI, the landscape of the AI sector is likely to witness significant changes, both within OpenAI as well as beyond it.