Simon Hunt

Firing Sam Altman has thrown the AI race back open

Sam Altman (Credit: Getty images)

Until this week, OpenAI seemed like an unstoppable force. In the space of little more than a year, the San Francisco-based organisation was transformed from a research unit on the fringes of the tech industry to the world’s number one dominant AI business. 

Every newspaper on the planet seems to have covered the rapid rise of ChatGPT, its flagship AI product.

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