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Sam Altman, who has just been ousted as CEO of OpenAI, is seen here testifying before a Senate Judiciary Privacy, Technology & the Law Subcommittee back in May 2023.

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A chaotic shakeup at OpenAI

OpenAI’s board of directors fired Sam Altman as CEO on Friday — a shock decision with ramifications for the entire AI industry. After Altman and allies campaigned throughout the weekend to get him reinstated, the board affirmed its decision and brought in former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear to lead the company responsible for ChatGPT. Trouble is, that there may be no one left to lead.

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