OpenAI

OpenAI Employees Demand Board Reshuffle

OpenAI, the AI research powerhouse, faces unprecedented internal upheaval. Over 730 employees, nearly 95% of the staff, have signed a letter demanding the board’s resignation and the reinstatement of ousted CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman. This revolt follows Altman’s controversial dismissal for alleged communication issues with the board, including OpenAI’s chief scientist, Ilya Sutskever.

In a dramatic twist, Sutskever expressed regret over his role in the board’s decision. The turmoil escalated when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that both Altman and Brockman would lead a new advanced AI research unit at Microsoft, hinting at a more aggressive AI innovation approach.

This situation underscores the tensions in AI development and governance.