File photo : Sam Altman, CEO of Microsoft-backed OpenAI and ChatGPT creator//Reuters
Sam Altman, the just ousted CEO of OpenAI, is discussing a possible return to the company behind the ChatGPT bot even as he considers launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) venture, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday.
A day after the board fired him in a surprise move that rocked the tech world, Altman was talking with OpenAI executives about improving the company’s governance structure while he discussed with some core OpenAI researchers and others loyal to Altman how they could start a new AI company, the person said.
The possibilities of a return or a restart for Altman, seen by many as the face of generative AI, are in flux, said the source, who asked not to be named because the source was not authorized to speak on behalf of the parties involved.
OpenAI and Altman did not…