Tech CEOs Freaked Out About Sam Altman's Firing in a Giant Group Chat

Boys’ DM In yet another deep dive look into some of the unreported details about OpenAI’s Thanksgiving massacre, a bunch of new information has been revealed — including that the failed coup mobilized more than a hundred tech bigwigs in a WhatsApp group chat. According to a new story in the New York Times about the debacle, on the day the firm’s board fired OpenAI CEO Sam Altman over vague allegations of dishonesty, the giant group text lit up as such tech giants as Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg — Meta, it should be noted, also owns WhatsApp — began trying to figure out what the hell had happened. It’s unclear whether Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky was in that group chat or merely heard about it on the news or through the grapevine, but as the NYT reports, he was one of the first allies to rush to Altman’s defense following his expulsion. Chesky reportedly asked Altman what he could do to help, and the since-reinstated CEO responded that he wanted to talk things through, the paper’s sources explained. During that discussion, the 38-year-old OpenAI cofounder floated the idea of creating a new startup, but the Airbnb chief executive offered a different perspective. “You should be willing to fight back at least a little more,” Chesky told Altman. War Room As reports have indicated, he did — first by returning to OpenAI’s board, getting shot down, and then ultimately by being reinstated following a massive internal protest. Some of that fighting back, the…Tech CEOs Freaked Out About Sam Altman's Firing in a Giant Group Chat

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