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Former OpenAI CEO Sam and former CEO Greg meet with executives at San Francisco headquarters

2024-02-27 Update From: SLTechnology News&Howtos shulou NAV: SLTechnology News&Howtos > IT Information >

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CTOnews.com, Nov. 20, according to The Information, former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman (Sam Altman) and former president Greg Brockmann (Greg Brockman) met with executives at the company's San Francisco headquarters.

Altman posted a photo of himself wearing an OpenAI visitor pass on X, saying it was "the first and last time I wore this."

Microsoft and other investors are working to reinstate Altman and reshuffle the board, according to four people familiar with the matter. Two of them said Mr Altman could be reinstated as CEO as early as Sunday, but one of them warned that the board remained an obstacle.

"people involved in the negotiations said they should be able to produce results today. The crux of the problem is that he wants the board to step down," the person said. "Altman and Greg have influence from employees and investors, but the board is not responsible to them."

In a memo distributed to OpenAI employees on Saturday night, Jason Kwon, chief strategy officer, said he was "optimistic" about the return of Mr Altman and Mr Greg, who resigned on Friday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the memo.

CTOnews.com attached the general context of the event:

Greg Brockmann, former president and co-founder of OpenAI

Last night (Thursday night, local time), Sam received a text message from chief scientist Ilya Saskeville (Ilya Sutskever) asking for a conversation at noon on Friday. Sam attended a Google Meet meeting and the whole board of directors was present except Greg. Elijah told Sam that he would be fired, and the news would soon get out.

(local time, same below) at 12:19 at noon, Greg received a text message from Elijah asking for a quick call back.

At 12:23, Elijah sent a Google Meet link. Greg was told that he would be removed from the board (but he was vital to the company and would retain his position) and that Sam had been fired. At about the same time, OpenAI published a blog post.

The management team soon realized this, except for interim CEO Mira Murati (Mira Murati), who had discovered it the night before.

It was made public earlier on November 18, Beijing time.

On Friday, local time, OpenAI announced that Sam Altman would resign as chief executive and leave the board and be replaced by technology director Mira Murati Murati, effective immediately.

OpenAI's board of directors said in a blog post that the "review process" concluded that Altman had not been consistent and honest with the board in his communication with the board, hindering the board's ability to carry out its duties. "the board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue to lead OpenAI."

Altman's X post: "I love my time at OpenAI. It's revolutionary for myself, and I hope it can change the world. Most importantly, I like working with these talented people. I have more details to say later."

It was reported by the media on November 19, Beijing time.

Sam Altman told investors that he plans to launch a new AI company. Greg Brockmann is expected to join the company, the project is still under development and the exact nature of the joint venture is unclear.

OpenAI's board is talking with Altman about returning to CEO. He feels "ambivalent" about the return and wants to make major changes to governance.

Microsoft CEO Satyanadella has talked to Altman to make sure he returns to OpenAI on Monday.

News on November 20, Beijing time

Altman and Greg meet with OpenAI executives at San Francisco headquarters

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