23 Nov 2023

Tech: Sam Altman back after sacking debacle, Optus CEO quits

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 23 November 2023

Technology correspondent Peter Griffin looks at the debacle over the firing of Sam Altman as OpenAI's CEO.

The non-profit is behind the hugely successful AI ChatGPT, but Altman was sacked by the board last week for failing to be “consistently candid in his communications”.

It prompted a revolt by staff - and now he's going back. And in another departure, the chief executive of Australian telco Optus has resigned after a nationwide outage this month left almost half of Australia disconnected.

Sam Altman, Optus message apologising for the outage

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