OpenAI CEO Sam Altman talks about being fired by his board

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, during an interview at Bloomberg House on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 16, 2024.

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DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — Sam Altman, founder and CEO of OpenAI, said the night the board fired him was “wild,” and he felt “very overwhelmed” and “very surprised.”

“But that’s the structure, and I immediately went to think about what I would do next,” Altman, OpenAI’s CEO, said in a private meeting at Bloomberg House on Davos Promenade on Tuesday.

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