The board of directors of OpenAI, an American company that developed the chatbot ChatGPT, fired CEO Sam Altman. Microsoft immediately hired Altman and other key OpenAI employees on the 20th, becoming the biggest winner in this wave of personnel turmoil. People familiar with the matter told Reuters today that some investors are exploring taking legal action against OpenAI’s board of directors.
Altman’s unexpected dismissal shocked the industry. Now he will lead a new research team at the software giant Microsoft. The team members include Greg Brockman, another co-founder of OpenAI, and Szymon. Sidor and other researchers.
The turmoil in OpenAI since the 17th of this month has made people worried about the possible impact on Microsoft. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars and uses OpenAI’s technology in most of its artificial intelligence products, such as its Copilot artificial intelligence assistant. Analysts pointed out that Microsoft is competing with Alphabet’s Google for dominance in this emerging industry, so recruiting Atman immediately can ensure that this “golden son of artificial intelligence” stays at Microsoft. Reuters reported that in addition to preventing Altman and others from defecting to potential rivals, Microsoft’s move will also help deepen Microsoft’s leading position in the artificial intelligence (AI) competition.
Reuters and Agence France-Presse reported that OpenAI announced on the 17th of this month that it had dismissed co-founder Altman as CEO, claiming that his “communications with the board of directors were never candid.” Subsequently, the vast majority of OpenAI’s 770 employees signed a joint letter, threatening to resign and follow Altman’s footsteps if the board of directors was not replaced.
OpenAI is one of the hottest startups in the fast-growing generative artificial intelligence (AI) industry. Investors are worried that the recent turmoil may bring OpenAI to its knees and cause the hundreds of millions of dollars they have invested to lose. Sources said investors are exploring options with legal advisers. It is unclear whether these investors will file a lawsuit against OpenAI.
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