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Microsoft chief hints Sam Altman could still return as OpenAI staff demand board resignation

Satya Nadella, the chief executive officer of Microsoft, has intimated that Sam Altman may potentially continue to work for OpenAI after being fired from the firm.

The board of directors of OpenAI abruptly terminated Mr. Altman, the company’s creator and chief executive officer, on Friday, stating that it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.” This caused chaos to break out at OpenAI.

Sam Altman could still return as OpenAI

Subsequently, hundreds of employees of the ChatGPT company threatened to leave their positions if the board decided not to resign.


In response to a question on Monday about whether Mr. Altman might join Microsoft, which has made billions of dollars in investments in the ChatGPT startup, Mr. Nadella stated that he was “open to both options.”


During an interview with CNBC, he stated, “Look, that is for the OpenAI board and management as well as the employees to choose.”

According to the chief executive officer of Microsoft, “We obviously want Sam and Greg to have a fantastic home if they are not going to be employed at OpenAI.”

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The statement that Mr. Nadella had made was as follows: “We made the decision to explicitly partner with OpenAI, and we intend to continue doing so. Of course, this is contingent upon the individuals working at OpenAI remaining there or coming to Microsoft.”


According to a later official announcement by the company, Mr. Altman and co-founder of OpenAI Greg Brockman, who left on Friday, were both hired by Microsoft.


Mr. Nadella made the statement in a post on X. “I am extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, along with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced artificial intelligence research team,” the statement read.


What he stated was, “We are looking forward to moving quickly in order to provide them with the resources that are necessary for their success.”


Following the dismissal of Mr. Altman, around five hundred employees at the company demanded that the board of directors resign and that their former leader be reinstated.



The employees of OpenAI signed a letter demanding that the board of directors resign and reinstall Mr. Altman. They claimed that the decision to remove him from his position put the company’s operations in jeopardy.

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According to reports, a number of OpenAI’s top positions signed the letter.

One of the signatories was Mira Murati, who was the chief technology officer of the corporation and was selected as the interim chief after Mr. Altman resigned from his position.


Ilya Sutskever, who is also a member of the board of directors and serves as the chief scientist of the company, is another signatory who has expressed “deep regret” over the decision to dismiss Peter Altman.


According to reports, staff members at the company’s headquarters chose not to attend an emergency all-hands meeting that Emmett Shear, the new CEO of OpenAI, was to host on Sunday.


According to the allegations, some individuals had responded to an announcement made on Slack by using an emoji of a middle finger.


Additionally, Mr. Nadella stated that “it is obvious that something needs to change with regard to the governance” at OpenAI.


In response to that, he stated, “We will have a good dialogue with their board on that, and we will walk through that as that evolves.”

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During an appearance on X, Mr. Altman stated that his “top priority” is to “ensure OpenAI continues to thrive.”


“We are committed to fully providing continuity of operations to our partners and customers,” the former head of IT stated on Monday after being fired from his position.


Our level of togetherness, devotion, and concentration is higher than it has ever been. We are all going to collaborate in some fashion or another, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. According to Mr. Altman, “one team, one mission.”


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