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Microsoft is looking further afield, hoping to occupy a seat in the board of directors after the restructuring of OpenAI.

2024-02-29 Update From: SLTechnology News&Howtos shulou NAV: SLTechnology News&Howtos > IT Information >

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CTOnews.com, November 20 (Xinhua)-- the board of directors of the company became lively because of the sudden dismissal of Sam Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI.

As the OpenAI infighting intensified, the company wanted to send back Altman, who had just been kicked out, but the latter asked for a collective resignation from the board, which was resisted by the board.

The Information quoted two people familiar with the matter as saying that Microsoft is considering playing an important role in OpenAI's board of directors.

Tu Yuan Pexels if the ousted Sam Altman returns to OpenAI later, Microsoft may take advantage of this opportunity to lay its own pieces. Microsoft can serve on the OpenAI board or as an observer without the right to vote, one of the people said.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Satya Nadella) has been in touch with Altman and promised to support any action he takes next, a person familiar with the matter said yesterday.

It is said that Nadella has been trying to assist OpenAI interim CEO Mira Murati (Mira Murati) to participate in the discussion of Altman's return, even personally.

He said that if Altman does not return to OpenAI in the end, Microsoft will consider investing in Altman's new business. One of the people stressed that Nadella himself was unlikely to join the OpenAI board.

CTOnews.com attached the general context of the recall incident:

Greg Brockmann, former president and co-founder of OpenAI

On Thursday night local time, Sam received a text message from chief scientist Ilya Saskville (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.

At 12:19 local time, Greg received a text message from Elijah asking for a quick call back.

At 12:23 local time, Ilya 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 announced 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."

On November 19, Beijing time, the media reported:

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 can return to OpenAI on Monday local time.

Altman met with executives at the company's San Francisco headquarters as a "visitor" with former president Greg Brockmann.

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