OpenAI — How To Wreck An $80B Company In One Weekend

When the sun came up on Friday, 17 November 2023, OpenAI was a vibrant, exciting company — the acknowledged leader of the AI pack — headed by 38-year-old Sam Altman, a Silicon Valley wunderkind who had started a company, sold it, was the head of Y Combinator for 6 years, and at the helm of OpenAI (ChatGPT) for 8 years.

Punchline alert: When the sun went down on Friday, 17 November 2023, the survival of OpenAI was a huge uncertainty.

Sam Altman was an important voice for AI at recent Congressional hearings.

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