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OpenAI is experiencing chaos and employee unrest following the ousting of Sam Altman, with many employees threatening to leave.
This presents an opportunity for rival companies to poach highly sought-after AI talent. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has already made a public offer to match the compensation of any OpenAI researcher who resigns and joins their team. Other companies are also looking to hire AI talent from OpenAI.
The demand for AI skills is high, with job postings in AI and next-generation software development growing significantly. This presents an excellent opportunity for OpenAI’s competitors to build up their AI talent force. Some OpenAI employees may join Altman at Microsoft, but they will have to consider the downsides of working at a large publicly traded corporation.
The disruption at OpenAI could also lead to the emergence of the next generation of AI startups. Overall, the situation at OpenAI presents both challenges and opportunities for the AI industry.