Ousted OpenAI boss Sam Altman to return days after being sacked

Ousted OpenAI boss Sam Altman to return days after being sacked
Ousted OpenAI boss Sam Altman to return days after being sacked

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - WASHINGTON — OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman will return as boss just days after he was fired by the board, the firm has said.

The agreement "in principle" involves a new board members being appointed, the tech company added.

It comes after Altman was sacked on Friday triggering an open letter from staff who threatened to resign unless he was reinstated.

"I am looking forward to returning to OpenAI," Altman said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

He added: "I love OpenAI, and everything I've done over the past few days has been in service of keeping this team and its mission together.

He added the firm would build on its "strong partnership with Microsoft."

Last week, the board decided to remove Altman, which led to co-founder Greg Brockman's resignation, sending the star AI company into chaos.

The decision was made by the three non-employee board members, Adam D'Angelo, Tasha McCauley and Helen Toner, and a third co-founder and the firm's chief scientist Ilya Sutskever.

But on Monday Sutskever apologized on X, and signed the staff letter calling on the board to reverse course.

Microsoft, the biggest investor in OpenAI, then offered Altman a job leading "a new advanced AI research team" at the tech giant.

On Wednesday, OpenAI said it had agreed Mr Altman's return to the tech company in principle, and that it would partly reconstitute the board of directors that had dismissed him.

Former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor and former US treasury secretary Larry Summers will join current director Adam D'Angelo, OpenAI said.

In a post on X, Brockman also said he would be returning to the firm.

Emmett Shear, who had been appointed OpenAI's interim chief executive, said he was "deeply pleased" by Mr Altman's return after about "72 very intense hours of work".

"Coming into OpenAI, I wasn't sure what the right path would be," he said on X, but added that Mr Altman's reinstatement "was the pathway that maximized safety alongside doing right by all stakeholders involved".

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said the firm was "encouraged by the changes to the OpenAI board".

"We believe this is a first essential step on a path to more stable, well-informed, and effective governance."

Microsoft has heavily invested in OpenAI, but its links do not extend to the boardroom.

The leadership battle at OpenAI began suddenly on Friday when the board announced it was firing Mr Altman, saying it had "lost confidence" in his leadership.

This then led to nearly all of OpenAI's more-than-700 staff to sign an open letter threatening to leave unless the board resigned.

The letter stated that Microsoft, the biggest investor in OpenAI, had assured them that there were jobs for all OpenAI staff if they wanted to join the company. — BBC


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