On Friday, we learned the surprising news that Sam Altman had been ousted as the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. In another unexpected twist, reports began to surface over the weekend that Altman was in talks with the board of directors to reprise his role as CEO just days after his firing. That didn’t come to fruition as Altman joined Microsoft last night to lead a new advanced AI research team. However, the fallout at OpenAI continues. 505 employees have signed a letter ordering the board to resign.
This morning, journalist Kara Swisher revealed a letter sent to OpenAI’s board of directors, voicing frustration over the firing of Sam Altman and Greg Brockman.
Later in the letter, the employees threaten to join Altman and Brockman’s newly-formed AI research team at Microsoft should the board not resign.
Board member Ilya Sutskever expressed his regret in a tweet following the release of the letter. “I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions. I never intended to harm OpenAI. I love everything we've built together and I will do everything I can to reunite the company.”
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Sustkever is said to have offered two explanations he purportedly received from the board, according to one of the people familiar. One explanation was that Altman was said to have given two people at OpenAI the same project.
The other was that Altman allegedly gave two board members different opinions about a member of personnel.
lol. This whole thing is insane.