The Report:
How Open is OpenAI?

9) How open is OpenAI?

160+ TECH CEOS AND INVESTORS DISCUSS HOW THE OPENAI DRAMA WILL IMPACT AI INNOVATION

On November 2023, Sam Altman was fired from his position as the CEO of OpenAI. The extremely sudden turn of events led to shockwaves within the company and throughout the tech community, highlighting how early we are in the AI revolution and how fragile the landscape still is.

In order to better understand how the drama affected startups, we surveyed the global tech ecosystem, as Altman joined the Microsoft team and up until his return as OpenAI CEO. 

Sneak peek
of selected highlights

Market Uncertainty

Following the drama, founders report greater risk around relying on OpenAI products

54% of founders

report greater risks associated with using OpenAI tech

AI Regulation

Veil of ignorance: The majority of founders don't know much about AI regulation

  • 47% Don't know much about regulation
  • 31% I am following regulation and concerned
  • 14% I am following regulation and not concerned
  • 8% Regulation won't affect my activity

The effects

WHAT DO YOU PREDICT WILL BE THE EFFECT OF THE SAM ALTMAN DRAMA?

  • 52% Slow down OpenAi
  • 24% Open up market for new players
  • 18% More regulation

Altman admiration

Altman was also well regarded for his public role as the spokesperson for AI

Beyond his role as the leading AI builder, Altman was also a prominent spokesperson for the advancement and responsible usage of artificial intelligence
technology. A well-known figure in the tech ecosystem, he was responsible for the popularization of the ChatGPT family of LLMs, as well as for leading discussions around the future of the technology

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