OpenAI Drama Unfolds: Fired CEO's return being discussed by Board
Delhi : Over the past 48 hours, OpenAI has had some ups and downs. Open AI said on Friday that Sam Altman, its CEO, had been let go. Following the news, the board that fired him is now in discussions to bring him back. It is said that a major factor in Altman's sudden termination was Sutskever, the head of OpenAI's research team and the one who informed Brockman and Altman of their dismissal. Rumors have surfaced suggesting that the move was motivated by internal conflicts over the safety of AI and its rapid growth.
Several people with knowledge of the situation have told The Verge that the OpenAI board is in talks with Altman about taking over as CEO once again. Altman, meanwhile, is apparently "ambivalent" about rejoining the business and desires important governance adjustments.
After a "deliberative review process," which concluded that Altman "was not consistently candid in his communications," the founder of ChatGPT originally decided to fire Altman. Altman's lack of transparency, according to the corporation, is "hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities."
President and co-founder Greg Brockman said on X (formerly Twitter) that he had resigned as a result of the news shortly after Altman was sacked. A handful of top scholars also trailed him. A few hours later, board member, co-founder, and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever informed Brockman and Altman that they had been removed from the board. Some close to Altman have said that the board may have agreed in principle to step down and allow Altman and Brockman to return. But according to the article, the board missed a deadline of 5 PM PT, by which some OpenAI workers were prepared to resign.