The large mass of OpenAI workers has achieved a situation not so common in the corporate world. In the style of political governments, the employees of the artificial intelligence company stopped the “coup” against Sam Altman; The company’s co-founder will return to his position as CEO.
This was reported by the same company through its social networks. In a post published by OpenAI on the
“In principle, we have reached an agreement for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board consisting of Bret Taylor (Chairman), Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo. We are collaborating to discover the details. Thank you very much for your patience through this,” the company said in a post by X.
Altman quotes the post and expresses his commitment to the company in a couple of emojis.
Later, the businessman expresses a message in detail, in what appears to be a search to calm the volatility of the company’s shares.
“I love OpenAI and everything I have done in the last few days has been to keep this team and its mission together. When I decided to join MSFT (Microsoft) on Sunday afternoon, it was clear that this was the best path for me and the team. With the support of the new board and Satya, I look forward to returning to the company and building on our strong partnership with Microsoft,” said Sam Altman.
The support of your employees
After Sam Altman had been removed from his position on Friday, November 17, around 650 employees signed a letter in which they threatened to go to Microsoft (they claim to already have job offers) if he did not return to lead the artificial intelligence company. .
“When we all unexpectedly learned of their decision, OpenAI’s management team acted quickly to stabilize the company. They listened carefully to your concerns and tried to cooperate with you in all aspects.
“Despite numerous requests for specific facts for their allegations, they never provided any written evidence. Furthermore, they increasingly realized that they were not capable of performing their duties and that they were negotiating in bad faith,” the employees’ letter says…
“The board process in which you fired Sam Altman and caused Greg Brockman to resign has jeopardized all of this work and undermined our mission and our company. His conduct has made it clear that you did not have the capacity to supervise OpenAI,” read part of the letter that made the company’s co-founder return to his position.