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Sam Altman to return as CEO of OpenAI

New York, Nov 22 (EFE).- Artificial intelligence company OpenAI has reached an agreement in principle for the return of Sam Altman as chief executive officer, with a new board of directors chaired by Bret Taylor, along with Larry Summers and Adam D ‘Angelo, as announced on social media.

After hearing the news, Altman said he is “looking forward” to returning to OpenAI “with the new board and the support of Satya (Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft)” and “building on our strong partnership with (Microsoft.)”

“I love OpenAI, and everything i’ve done over the past few days has been in service of keeping this team and its mission together. When I decided to join (Microsoft) on (Sunday) evening, it was clear that was the best path for me and the team,” he said on X, formerly Twitter.

Altman was fired Friday by the creator of ChatGPT after having lost the “trust” of the board of directors, who accused him of not being “consistently honest in his communications” with the body, which harmed “his ability to exercise his responsibilities.”

The company also removed Greg Brockman as chairman of the board of directors.

Some media outlets claimed over the weekend that a block of OpenAI shareholders, including Microsoft and funds such as Tiger Global, Thrive Capital and Sequoia, were pushing to reinstate Altman as CEO and Brockman as president, in addition to dismissing the newly appointed directors of the firm.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Monday that he was hiring both Altman and Brockman to lead a new department focused on Artificial Intelligence.

In the last few hours, the majority of OpenAI workers threatened to resign and follow their former CEO, in addition to calling for the resignation of the current board members. EFE

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