Sam Altman’s Dramatic Return to OpenAI as CEO

Sam Altman/Reuters Photo
Sam Altman/Reuters Photo

Sam Altman is once again returning to the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OpenAI.

The board of directors of the American company that developed the popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot like ChatGPT recently dramatically fired Sam Altman as CEO, following several of the company’s resignations. Officials resigned while nearly all of the 750 people who worked for it threatened to quit.

Now, along with Sam Altman, former president Greg Brockman is returning to OpenAI.

A statement released by the company said that Sam Altman’s reinstatement is under an agreement in principle.

Under the deal, a new board of directors will be formed with the return of Sam Altman and only one person from the old board will be retained.

The new 3-member board will first form a new board consisting of 9 people, in which Microsoft, the company that has invested more than 10 billion dollars in OpenAI, will also be given a seat, while Sam Altman will also be a part of it. .

An x-post from Sam Altman stated that he is once again returning to OpenAI.

It should be noted that on November 17, Sam Altman was suddenly fired by OpenAI’s board of directors.

At the time, the company said in a statement that Sam Altman was being removed from the position because the board did not trust the decisions made by him.

Following Sam Altman’s dismissal, several executives resigned, including OpenAI president and co-founder Greg Brockman.

Later on November 20, Microsoft said that Sam Altman will lead a new team working on AI technology at Microsoft.

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said that along with Sam Altman, former OpenAI president and co-founder Greg Brockman and other colleagues will be part of the New Advanced AI research team.

Sam Altman will be OpenAI’s fourth CEO in 5 days.

Following his ouster on November 17, Meera Moorthy was appointed as interim CEO and Emmet Shear was given the post a day later.

According to media reports, OpenAI will be investigating Sam Altman’s firing from an independent company.

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