The abrupt exit of Sam Altman, the ex-CEO of OpenAI, has caused turmoil within the company. Altman’s departure led to a series of staff resignations, including co-founder and president Greg Brockman. Internal conflicts and intrigue involving chief scientist Ilya Sutskever have been suggested as the reasons behind Altman’s firing. Three key researchers have also left the company, further adding to the sense of crisis. Under Altman’s leadership, OpenAI achieved significant success, including the rapid growth of its product ChatGPT. Altman had ambitious plans for the company, including the development of an AI app store and AI chips. Mira Murati, the Chief Technology Officer, has taken over as interim CEO. However, there are discussions about Altman potentially returning to the company, with support from employees and pressure from major investors. The situation is fluid, with negotiations ongoing and the potential for a board overhaul if Altman does return.