sam altman fired: ‘Saddened by what’s transpired’: Business leaders react to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s ouster

In one of the most shocking dismissals of a high-profile CEO in recent times, the board of ChatGPT maker OpenAI on Friday sacked cofounder and CEO Sam Altman. The news has sent shockwaves across the technology and wider business industry.

Take a look at what the business leaders have to say on Sam Altman‘s ouster:

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Brian Chesky, cofounder and CEO of Airbnb, backed Altman saying, “Sam Altman and Greg Brockman have my full support. I’m saddened by what’s transpired. They, and the rest of the OpenAI team, deserve better.”

Calling Altman his hero, Eric Schmidt, who served as the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, said, “He built a company from nothing to $90 Billion in value, and changed our collective world forever. I can’t wait to see what he does next.”

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Chris Anderson, head of TED, said, “OpenAI firing Sam Altman feels like Apple firing Steve Jobs. Who has the real story? Please, we need to know!”

Calling Altman a legend, Shopify CEO, Tobi Lutke, wrote, “Crazy turn of events. Sad to see him move on from OpenAI.”

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