Top 10 updates you should know about  Sam Altman-OpenAI

OpenAI is in talks to bring back fired CEO Sam Altman, with discussions being held between Altman, interim CEO Emmett Shear, and at least one board member.


Openai discussion

OpenAI board, which fired Sam Altman on Friday, is now in talks to bring the top executive back. According to the report, discussions are currently taking place between Sam Altman, interim CEO Emmett Shear and at least one board member, Adam D'Angelo.


sam altman returns

If Sam Altman returns, it would be as CEO of OpenAI and he would also be part of the transitional board, and former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor could chair the new board.


altman's favour

The tide had already turned in Altman's favour when one of the board members, fellow co-founder, and board member Ilya Sutskever, decided to mend fences with the former CEO on Monday after playing a key role in his ouster. 


microsoft's investment

Satya Nadella's Microsoft, which has pledged to invest around $13 billion in OpenAI and hold around 49% of the artificial intelligence startup, announced on Monday that it is hiring Sam Altman and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman to lead a new advanced AI research team. However, the possibility of Sam Altman joining Microsoft now seems remote .


employees's warning

Around 700 of the 770 OpenAI employees had threatened to leave the company on Tuesday and join the new Microsoft-led subsidiary run by Sam Altman and Greg Brockman unless the current board resigns. 


microsoft's offer

Microsoft has officially offered to take in the disgruntled OpenAI employees with Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott confirming that the Redmond-based company is ready to match their compensation.  


microsoft's discussion

Microsoft, however, is now discussing some governance changes it will request from the OpenAI board including increasing the size of the board and increasing the experience level required for board members.


openai's approach

OpenAI board also approached Dario Amodei, the chief executive officer of rival Anthropic, offering him to replace its ousted CEO, Sam Altman. Apart from offering him the top role, the board of directors also sought to discuss a potential merger between the two artificial intelligence (AI)-focussed startups.


get back to shipping

OpenAI management is now telling the employees it's time to ‘get back to shipping’ products. OpenAI's vice president of products in a memo sent to employees that the best way to channel their energy was into developing products.



OpenAI Board has not yet informed new interim CEO Emmett Shear not being informed about the reason for firing Sam Altman. The report notes that Shear does not plan to stick around if the board does not communicate the reason for Altman's firing in writing.