Ousted OpenAI chief Sam Altman will return to run the company he co-founded under a new board days after he was sacked. Greg Brockman, the co-founder and president who quit the company after he was fired, will return alongside him. OpenAI is the leading generative artificial intelligence start-up whose brainchild ChatGPT kick-started a new era of artificial intelligence a year ago (exactly as Pluto entered Aquarius). It now has 100mn weekly users. The product’s popularity resulted in corporate giants like Microsoft, Google and Salesforce and a host of tech start-ups launching their own chatbots and AI-infused software products, much of it built with OpenAI’s underlying AI technology.
One insider said of Altman: “His superpower is getting people onside, shaping narratives, pushing situations into the shape that work for him. It makes him impossible to oversee.” He has been described as “deeply, deeply competitive” and a “mastermind”, with one acquaintance saying there is no one better at knowing how to amass power.
See previous Post April 11 2023 ChatGPT.
Altman, 22 April 1985, Chicago, has a chart not dissimilar to Mark Zuckerburg replete with stubborn and ultra-determined Taurus and Scorpio. Altman has an utterly unbudgeable and hyper-controlling Taurus Sun opposition Pluto and Mars in Taurus conjunct Algol opposition Saturn in Scorpio – that is off the map in terms of endurance, obstinacy and ability to withstand pressure. Zuckerburg has a Taurus Sun Venus opposition Mars in Scorpio with Moon Saturn and Pluto also in Scorpio.
OpenAI was founded 10 December 2015 in San Francisco as a non-profit research outfit. Under Altman it has been transformed in eight years into a company reportedly generating $1bn of annual revenue. Customers range from Morgan Stanley to Estée Lauder, Carlyle and PwC. It has a communicative Sagittarius New Moon with a creative though prone to doubt Saturn square Neptune; and most significantly an explosively inventive (brooks no interference) Mars opposition Uranus squaring onto an influential, deeply creative Pluto, which will be instrumental in harnessing collective power – and will arouse great resistance amongst those not ready for its insights.
Altman will be elbowed by tr Uranus opposition his Saturn and conjunct his Mars from mid 2024 into 2025 and tr Pluto bearing down on his Taurus Sun opposition Pluto through 2024/25/26. It is anyone’s guess how he will react to the winds of change blowing through.
The company chart will be facing a moment of truth in 2025/26 when SA Saturn is conjunct the Sun which may lead to restructuring.