Browsing: Microsoft

Sam Altman has been reinstated as the CEO of OpenAI, with a newly formed nonprofit board that now includes Microsoft as a non-voting observer. OpenAI aims to refocus on its mission despite recent board upheavals, with strong partnerships and a dedicated team. Altman expresses gratitude towards employees and stakeholders for their support and resilience during the leadership transition.

Speculation has emerged on the r/wallstreetbets subreddit and Hacker News forum about a potential quid pro quo exchange between OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The discussion centers around Altman’s controversial acceptance of a $1 billion investment from Microsoft in 2019, which led to criticism from OpenAI talent and the creation of a competitor called Anthropic. Nadella recently extended a job offer to Altman shortly after he was fired and later re-hired by OpenAI. Some allege this is favor trading, considering Altman’s past dealings with Microsoft. Instructions have been shared for filing an SEC whistleblower complaint.

Sam Altman has been reinstated as CEO of OpenAI, but not as a member of the board. The company has formed a new initial board, including Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo. An independent investigation into Altman’s conduct and the board’s decision to fire him will also take place. The future governance structure of OpenAI is still up for discussion, with investors seeking a board financially aligned with shareholders. Altman’s return has been supported by Microsoft and most employees.

OpenAI’s leadership crisis has ended with Sam Altman being restored as CEO, and the company’s partnership with Microsoft remaining intact. Altman’s reappointment is seen as a personal victory for him and a defeat for AI skeptics. Microsoft, which has a $13 billion stake in OpenAI, is expected to have a stronger influence on the company’s governance. The addition of Bret Taylor and Larry Summers to OpenAI’s board aligns the company with influential elites. The outcome may also affect the push to slow AI development and raise concerns about the credibility of AI skeptics.

OpenAI, the leading AI company, went through a tumultuous week of power struggles, firings, and negotiations. CEO Sam Altman was initially fired by the non-profit board but was reinstated after intense pressure from employees and Microsoft. Altman’s return came with changes to the board, with Bret Taylor as the new chair. OpenAI will maintain its legal structure and continue its mission to develop safe and beneficial AI. The crisis highlighted the challenges of corporate control over AI and the interests of humanity.

OpenAI has appointed Sam Altman as CEO following his shock firing last Friday. Earlier, it seemed Altman might join Microsoft, but after negotiations, this no longer appears to be the case. The situation caused chaos, with OpenAI employees threatening to quit and join Microsoft. In response, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott addressed the situation in a memo to employees, reassuring them of the company’s commitment to AI and OpenAI’s work. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also expressed support for OpenAI and Altman’s return as CEO.

Microsoft has confirmed that users of Windows 10 can now access the generative AI-powered assistant, Copilot. To install it, users need to be part of the Windows Insider tester program and have eligible devices. However, availability is limited to certain markets, and there are some issues, such as compatibility with multi-monitor setups and the position of the taskbar. This move by Microsoft aims to appeal to the large number of Windows 10 users and potentially attract investors.

OpenAI has announced a new board of directors, including Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo. This follows the recent firing of Sam Altman as CEO. Altman is set to return as CEO, with Taylor as board chair and D’Angelo as a holdover from the previous board. The new board is considered to be transitional. Microsoft is also expected to have a representative on the final board. The appointment of Summers, an economist and political veteran, is seen as strategic, as OpenAI faces increased scrutiny.