Over the last weekend, some major drama unfolded at the artificial intelligence firm OpenAI upon the ouster of company CEO Sam Altman. However, sources familiar with the matter stated that top investors at OpenAI have been pushing to bring back Altman as the CEO.
Top supporters of OpenAI, including Microsoft, Tiger Global, and venture firm Thrive Capital, are reportedly involved in an initiative to reinstate Altman as CEO, according to an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
Additionally, Sequoia Capital has been in communication with Altman, expressing support for his future endeavors, whether it involves returning to OpenAI or launching a new startup. Sequoia has informed Microsoft of its intention to support efforts to bring back Altman and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman.
The unexpected announcement by OpenAI on Friday, terminating Altman and appointing technology chief Mira Murati as interim CEO, created ripp...