The collective sigh of relief and renewed focus within OpenAI is palpable. The resolution, which came after a significant employee revolt and investor pressure, marks a pivotal moment for the company.
The resolution, reached late Tuesday, involves significant changes to OpenAI's governance. Altman and former president Greg Brockman will not return to their board positions.
Over 100 current OpenAI customers reached out to Anthropic over the weekend alone, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The letter condemned the board's recent decisions as jeopardizing OpenAI's mission and success. It urged the resignation of all current directors.
Brockman shared on X that the initial leadership team will include senior researchers Jakub Pachocki, Aleksander Madry and Szymon Sidor, who quit OpenAI on Friday in solidarity.
OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman will not resume his role as CEO, and Emmett Shear, Twitch co-founder, has been named the new interim CEO, replacing Mira Murati.
Board members are so far resisting issuing a statement absolving Altman of wrongdoing due to potential legal liability concerns.
Altman was seen entering the offices wearing a guest badge, while Brockman also arrived later in the day, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Sources say if Altman were to return, the directors who fired him - including co-founder Ilya Sutskever - would likely depart or the board would be overhauled entirely.
Several key OpenAI investors, including Thrive Capital and Tiger Global, have been pressing the board to reverse its decision and restore Altman as CEO.
OpenAI's board faces a crisis of credibility that threatens to undermine the organization's mission. While change may have been needed, the chaotic, opaque nature of Friday's events raised red flags.
Just hours after Altman's termination, Brockman announced his resignation as well. In a message to OpenAI staff, Brockman said "based on today's news, I quit."
The company announced today that chief technology officer Mira Murati has been appointed interim CEO, effective immediately. The board has commenced a search for a permanent successor to Altman.
OpenAI recruiters are pitching annual compensation packages around $5-10 million for senior researchers who jump ship depending on their role and expertise.
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While the buzz around OpenAI's employee tender has already made rounds, Thrive Capital's role has remained under wraps until now.
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