Sam Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO
Summary from the AllSides News Team
On Tuesday, OpenAI reached an agreement for Sam Altman to return as CEO after a majority of OpenAI's 770 employees sent an open letter threatening to resign unless the board quit.
Key Details: A new board chaired by former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor pioneered the agreement. It includes a plan for an independent investigation into what led up to Altman's recent ouster for not being "candid in his communications".
Key Quote: “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor (Chair), Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo. We are collaborating to figure out the details. Thank you so much for your patience through this,” OpenAI's official account wrote on X.
For Context: One former board member, Adam D'Angelo, was kept on this nonprofit board that seeks to advance artificial intelligence in a way that "benefits humanity". Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will also be on the new board.
How the Media Covered it: Sources across the spectrum suggested Altman is looking forward to returning to OpenAI, and CNN Business (Lean Left bias) said he's hoping to rebuild the firm's "strong partnership" with Microsoft.
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From the RightOpenAI brings back Sam Altman as CEO, establishes new board days after co-founder’s ouster
Sam Altman will return to OpenAI as CEO after the board removed him from the position last Friday, the company announced early Wednesday.
A new board comprised of Bret Taylor (chair), Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo has also been established.
D’Angelo is the only member who was on the previous board that decided to drop Altman.
“We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor (Chair), Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo. We are collaborating to figure out the...
From the LeftSam Altman returns to OpenAI in a bizarre reversal of fortunes
Sam Altman has agreed to return to lead OpenAI, the company said in a Tuesday post on X, just days after his surprise ouster as chief executive sparked an employee revolt that threatened to undermine what has been the leading company in the fledgling artificial intelligence industry.
“We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board,” the company said, adding that the board will be chaired by Bret Taylor, a former co-CEO of Salesforce. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will also...