In their tug of war with the founder Sam AltmanI OpenAI Official What they did not take into account were some unexpected implications: the father of ChatGPT, recently Ousted From the board, he immediately found a new family Microsoft, and not only: 600 employees OpenAI threat resign Unless former chief Sam Altman is rehired.
Open letter from OpenAI employees
With the momentum it has given to the artificial intelligence field, OpenAI has already changed the world and paved the way for hundreds of other companies that have mushroomed across five continents. But now the startup is at a crossroads.
“To the Board of Directors of OpenAI,” the staff letter opens. The letter makes a very harsh attack on the management: “The process by which you fired Sam Altman and fired Greg Brockman The results achieved by the Board jeopardized and undermined our mission and our company. your conduct made it clear you don’t have the expertise To oversee OpenAI.”
The management has been accused of “not being able to fulfill their duties” and of “negotiating in bad faith”.
Finally the threat: “We may choose the undersigned Resign from OpenAI and join Microsoft subsidiary It has just been announced that it will be managed by Sam Altman and Greg Brockman. Microsoft has assured us that there are positions for all OpenAI employees in this new subsidiary if we choose to join. We will take this step soon, until all current board members are on board they resign And the Board appoints two new independent directors, Brett Taylor and Will Hurd.”
And that’s not all: employees also ask for Sam Altman and Greg Brockman’s reimbursement,
Fear among OpenAI investors
The unrest isn’t just spreading among employees: some OpenAI investors are also reportedly on war footing and considering suing management. Their fear is that the departure of Sam Altman and Greg Brockman (as well as the anticipated massive loss of staff) could lead to the collapse of the artificial intelligence company, burning away the millions they had invested.
Why was Altman ousted?
The world’s eyes are on what’s happening with OpenAI, but I real reason Behind the firing of Sam Altman they are not clear yet, Altman was not only the co-founder and face of the artificial intelligence industry, but he was also a negotiator from the world of politics and the initiator of a series of legislative initiatives aimed at regulating artificial intelligence.
by Microsoft OpenAI
There is a double thread that connects Microsoft to OpenAI: the company founded by Bill Gates main investor of OpenAI, with stake 49%, Microsoft will suffer huge losses due to the collapse of the startup. because of this reason Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, sought arbitration to put Altman back on top. But the precondition expressed by Altman for returning to OpenAI is to remove the entire board of directors.
The tug of war continues between the parent of ChatGPT and the management of OpenAI.