Amidst ongoing turmoil at OpenAI, board members are facing severe backlash from employees and senior officials. The decision to dismiss co-founder Sam Altman has caused unrest and frustration within the company, with a majority of the staff expressing their criticism and displeasure. Over 500 of the 770 employees have voiced their intention to leave if the board does not resign.
Ilya Sutskever, the company’s chief scientist, and Mira Murati, a top executive who declined the offer to replace Altman as CEO, were among those who signed a letter expressing their discontent. Employees are considering a move to Microsoft, which has assured them that there are positions available within a new subsidiary if they decide to leave OpenAI.
Media reports indicate that the board is reconsidering Altman’s dismissal due to pressure from investors and the threat of mass resignations. The new CEO of OpenAI, Emmett Shear, has been tasked with reorganizing leadership teams and addressing key concerns amidst ongoing turmoil.
The decision by Microsoft to hire Altman has raised questions about the future of the alliance between Microsoft and OpenAI. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, confirmed Altman’s new role at the company while also expressing commitment to their partnership with OpenAI. This situation has caused uncertainty within the tech industry but presents opportunities for new leadership and innovation.
Altman’s departure from OpenAI has brought significant changes to both companies and the industry as a whole. While there is still uncertainty about OpenAI’s leadership and partnership with Microsoft, there is also potential for new opportunities and growth in this rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI).