After being ousted from his role as CEO at OpenAI, Sam Altman took to social media to share a photo of his last visit to the company, where he was notably wearing a guest ID card upon entering the premises. Altman’s post, shared on November 20, quickly gained traction, accumulating over 19 million views and prompting various reactions on social media.
In the accompanying caption, Altman remarked, “First and last time I ever wear one of these,” referring to the guest ID card he was seen holding in the image taken at OpenAI’s office. The post garnered attention and engagement from users, with many expressing their thoughts in the comments section.
Some of the comments included observations such as, “There’s something unique about being a guest in your own company,” and “Unbelievable 48 hours.” Others humorously questioned the decision, with one user stating, “How dare they give you a guest badge?” and another suggesting, “I think they have misspelled ‘CEO’ on your badge.”
Altman’s removal from OpenAI stemmed from the board’s loss of confidence in his leadership, citing issues of inconsistency in communication. Following his departure, Altman has since joined Microsoft, while Emmett Shear, co-founder of Twitch, has been announced as OpenAI’s new CEO.