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Sam Altman Is Returning to OpenAI

A new board will be assigned.

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OpenAI's recent drama has come to a conclusion it seems. Sam Altman is coming back as the startup's CEO once again less than a week after he was fired by the board of directors. According to the company, former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will join the board, while Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo remains there.

If you missed the news, Altman was suddenly ousted on Friday because he was allegedly "not consistently candid in his communications with the board." Greg Brockman, OpenAI's president, left after him, and soon, Microsoft invited both of them to lead its newly opened AI research team.

The startup's employees were not happy with the changes and most of them threatened to quit unless the board resigned. I'm not sure if this is what encouraged OpenAI to speed up their decisions, but it worked out somehow.

"I'm looking forward to returning to OpenAI," said Altman on X/Twitter, and Brockman is ready to get back to coding, so the crisis seems to have passed.

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella encouraged the changes: "We believe this is a first essential step on a path to more stable, well-informed, and effective governance. Sam, Greg, and I have talked and agreed they have a key role to play along with the OAI leadership team in ensuring OAI continues to thrive and build on its mission."

We'll see where the company goes from this point, but for now, find OpenAI's announcement here and join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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