ChatGPT Creator Returns to CEO, Company Completely Overhauled Tech – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The technology industry was shocked by the sudden dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman by the board of directors on Friday (17/11) last week.

In the last 5 days, this polemic became a hot topic until finally OpenAI announced that Altman was returning to the company today, Wednesday (22/11/2023).

Altman’s return to the startup that houses ChatGPT brought big changes. The board of directors is filled with new names.

Former Salesforce chief executive Bret Taylor, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Quora founder Adam D’Angelo will be part of the AI ​​startup’s board.

“Taylor will serve as chairman of the board,” the company said, quoted from TechCrunch.

Previously, OpenAI’s board of directors consisted of 6 people. Apart from Altman, there is Co-founder and President and Chairman of OpenAI Commissioner Greg Brockman. He also resigned a few minutes after the board of directors fired Altman.

The remainder are Chief Scientists Ilya Sutskever, Tasha McCauley, Adam D’Angelo, and Helen Toner. Sutskever is a figure who emphasized that the board of directors adhered to the decision to fire Altman, even though the company was under pressure from various parties.

Among other things, 97% of OpenAI employees threatened mass resignations, aka exodus, if Altman did not return as CEO. The employees also demanded that the board of directors who fired Altman resign.

Microsoft, which owns about 49% of OpenAI, was surprised by the decision by OpenAI’s board of directors last week. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella then acted quickly and recruited Altman to lead a new AI group at Microsoft.

However, after Altman returned to OpenAI, Nadella said he would fully support his leadership and remain a partner of the startup.

“I love OpenAI, and everything I’ve done over the past few days has been to keep the team and its mission together. When I decided to join Microsoft on Sunday night, it was clear that was the best path for me and the team. With a new board and Satya’s support, I looking forward to returning to OpenAI, and building on our strong partnership with Microsoft,” Altman said in a statement posted on X.

Emmett Shear, the former Twitch CEO who was named interim leader of OpenAI on Sunday, said he was pleased with OpenAI’s new decision.

“Regarding OpenAI, I’m not sure what the right path is. It’s a path that can maximize safety while doing the right thing for all stakeholders involved. I’m happy to be part of the solution,” he wrote in X.

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