Headline RoundupNovember 22nd, 2023

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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