Sam Altman is back as CEO of OpenAI

  • OpenAI employees demanded that remaining board members resign or they would leave.
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Altman and others from OpenAI will join to start a new AI research team.
  • Former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will join OpenAI’s board.
  • Helen Toner, Tasha McCauley, and co-founder Ilya Sutskever were removed as board members.
  • OpenAI has made changes to its board, which Nadella believes is a first essential step towards more stable governance.
  • Prominent investors, including Microsoft, are working to reverse the board’s decision.
  • Altman expressed his excitement to return to OpenAI and build on their partnership with Microsoft.