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Opinion | Sam Altman, Sugarcoating the Apocalypse
  + stars: | 2023-12-02 | by ( Maureen Dowd | )   time to read: +1 min
My favorite “Twilight Zone” episode is the one where aliens land and, in a sign of their peaceful intentions, give world leaders a book. Government cryptographers work to translate the alien language. They decipher the title — “To Serve Man” — and that’s reassuring, so interplanetary shuttles are set up. But as the cryptographers proceed, they realize — too late — that it’s a cookbook. It was founded in 2015 as a nonprofit to serve man, to keep an eye on galloping A.I.
Persons: , — Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Ilya Sutskever, Greg Brockman —, A.I, Mary Shelley Organizations: San Locations: San Francisco
When it was first launched, OpenAI leaders framed it as a "low-key research preview." AdvertisementChatGPT turned one today, and if you're surprised by its impact, you're not alone — so are some OpenAI employees. Today, the term "low-key research preview" has become something of a meme among OpenAI's employees. OpenAI employees have even used the phrase as laptop stickers, per the Atlantic. "The outside world probably thinks we're all joking, but this actually was our 'low-key research preview,'" wrote Fedus.
Persons: ChatGPT, , OpenAI, Google's Bard, Goldman Sachs, Greg Brockman, William Fedus Organizations: Service, UBS, Meta, Bloomberg
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsNov 29 (Reuters) - Microsoft will take a non-voting, observer position on OpenAI's board, CEO Sam Altman said in his first official missive after taking back the reins of the company on Wednesday. The observer position means Microsoft's representative can attend OpenAI's board meetings and access confidential information, but it does not have voting rights on matters including electing or choosing directors. The new OpenAI board is on an active search for six new members with expertise in fields from technology to safety and policy. OpenAI's chief scientist Ilya Sutskever will no longer be part of the board, Altman said. Apart from Altman, Brockman, Sutskever, D'Angelo, OpenAI's previous board consisted of entrepreneur Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner, director of strategy at Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Sam Altman, Satya Nadella, Altman, OpenAI, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D'Angelo, Mira Murati, Greg Brockman, Greg, Ilya Sutskever, Sutskever, Ilya, Brockman, D'Angelo, OpenAI's, Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner, Akanksha, Krystal Hu, Sayantani Ghosh, Stephen Coates Organizations: REUTERS, Microsoft, U.S . Treasury, Reuters, Georgetown's Center for Security, Emerging Technology, Thomson Locations: OpenAI, Bengaluru, New York, San Francisco
Nov. 30 marks ChatGPT's one-year anniversary, and quite a lot has changed since the popular AI chatbot debuted. As the ways people utilize the AI chatbot have changed, the technology itself has evolved too. Now, users are able to subscribe to ChatGPT Plus, which provides access to OpenAI's most up-to-date AI chatbot, ChatGPT-4. In February, Google announced its own AI chatbot called Bard. In November, Amazon unveiled its AI chatbot, Q.
Persons: chatbot, OpenAI, Greg Brockman, ChatGPT, Sam Altman, Altman, It's, What's Organizations: UBS, Microsoft, Google, YouTube, Amazon Locations: Brooklyn, New York, ChatGPT
OpenAI's tender offer, which would allow employees to sell shares in the start-up to outside investors, remains on track despite the leadership tumult and board shuffle, two people familiar with the matter told CNBC. The round and previously reported valuation were jeopardized by Sam Altman's temporary ouster earlier in November, but his return cleared the way for the tender offer to proceed. The extension of the tender offer comes after a rollercoaster couple of weeks for the company. OpenAI's other major backers include Founders Fund, Sequoia Capital and, following the completion of the tender offer, Thrive Capital. Founders Fund will not participate in the tender offer either, a person familiar with the firm said.
Persons: Sam Altman, Josh Kushner's, Sam Altman's, Altman, Satya Nadella, Greg Brockman, OpenAI, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D'Angelo, Nadella, — CNBC's Ari Levy, Jordan Novet, Elon Musk Organizations: Economic Cooperation, APEC, CNBC, Microsoft, Employees, Brockman's, Tiger Global, Fund, Sequoia Capital, Bloomberg Locations: Asia, San Francisco , California, OpenAI
Sam Altman, chief executive officer (CEO) of OpenAI and inventor of the AI software ChatGPT, joins the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for a panel discussion. Microsoft will have a non-voting board seat at OpenAI, the company announced on Wednesday. OpenAI's outlook has been intertwined with Microsoft since the software giant invested $13 billion into OpenAI and integrated its AI models into Office and other Microsoft programs. Previously, Microsoft did not have official representation on the board of directors that controlled the startup, allowing it to be surprised when Altman was first fired. A Microsoft spokesperson declined to identify the person who will join OpenAI board meetings but will not have a vote.
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman, OpenAI, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D'Angelo, Mira Murati, Greg Brockman, Taylor Organizations: Technical University of Munich, Microsoft Locations: OpenAI
New York CNN —Twelve days after OpenAI fired Sam Altman as CEO, the company formally announced that it has hired him back. OpenAI called the new board “initial,” signaling that it will add more directors in the future. Altman, in a company blog post, thanked the previous board that fired him for their contributions to the company. In a post on X, Altman acknowledged “real misunderstandings” between him and members of the board. “For my part, it is incredibly important to learn from this experience and apply those learnings as we move forward as a company,” Altman wrote on X.
Persons: OpenAI, Sam Altman, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D’Angelo, Altman, Greg Brockman, Satya Nadella, Mira Murati, Murati, Twitch, Emmett Shear, , Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Sustkever, Ilya, ” Altman, OpenAI didn’t, , Organizations: New, New York CNN, Microsoft Locations: New York, OpenAI
Apple’s Steve Jobs and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey made similar comebacks at the companies they founded. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementPerhaps the most obvious example is Steve Jobs, who famously left Apple in 1985 after a boardroom struggle. If your company's board is willing to get rid of you once, they'll probably do it again.
Persons: Sam Altman, , Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey, , hadn't, Altman, Greg Brockman, Jobs, John Sculley –, he'd, Travis Kalanick –, Uber, they'll, Dorsey, Elliott, Paul Singer, Elon Musk, Bob Iger, Howard Schultz, Uber's Kalanick, Adam Neumann Organizations: Service, Microsoft, Apple, PepsiCo, NeXT, Twitter, Elliott Management, Disney, Starbucks – Locations: Recode
Sam Altman enters his power era
  + stars: | 2023-11-25 | by ( Michael Cogley | Riddhi Kanetkar | )   time to read: +7 min
A failed coup at OpenAI saw Sam Altman return as CEO and stronger than ever. The botched coup of OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman has seemingly reinforced his power. Even more astonishingly, Altman lacks the one obvious lever of power that keeps founder-CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg in power: controlling shares in his company. "He's really, really, really good at both being understood, but also understanding and asking thoughtful questions." They acted in their best interest," one OpenAI staffer posted on Blind, a social network site where employees can post anonymously.
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We now know Sam Altman's returning to the company after being fired, but we are still very confused. AdvertisementSam Altman is set to return as CEO of OpenAI after one of the most confusing weeks in Silicon Valley history. Why was Sam Altman suddenly fired as CEO of OpenAI? Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI's chief scientist who was rumored to play a central role in Sam Altman's ousting, was committed to AI safety. Commentators had speculated that Microsoft would be after an OpenAI board seat — or at least a more formalized communication system — in the wake of the fallout.
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Sam Altman's high-profile firing has drawn comparisons to Timnit Gebru's exit from Google. Some tech observers and "Black Twitter" asked: "What if Sam Altman were a Black woman?" Sam Altman's shocking ouster— and reinstatement — to OpenAI drew comparisons to Steve Jobs's exit and eventual return to Apple . But a less obvious comparison has been drawn that asks the question: "What if Sam Altman was a Black Woman?" Advertisement"What If Sam Altman Were A Black Woman?
Persons: Sam Altman's, Sam Altman, , OpenAI, Steve Jobs's, Timnit, Altman, wasn't, Gebru's, Googlers, Jeff Dean, WVBvXJZwh0 — Daniel, @growing_daniel, Eric Schmidt —, Kimberly Bryant, Bryant, TechCrunch's Dominic, Madori Davis, Greg Brockman, z5Dc1BbhbQ — Taylor Poindexter, @engineering_bae, aren't, Émile Torres, Black, Gebru, Torres Organizations: Google, Service, Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Black Locations: America, OpenAI
"i'm looking forward to returning to openai," Altman said in a post on the X social media platform late on Tuesday. Sam Altman attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 16, 2023. OpenAI's previous board consisted of Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner and OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever and Quora CEO D'Angelo, who is part of the revamped board. In a post on X on Tuesday, Shear said he worked "~72 very intense hours" to bring stability - and ultimately Altman - back to OpenAI. When he was out of a job, CEO Nadella said Altman could head a new research team alongside Brockman and other colleagues departing from OpenAI.
Persons: Bret Taylor, Brockman, FRANCISCO, Sam Altman, OpenAI, Larry Summers, Adam D'Angelo, D'Angelo, Altman, Danni Hewson, AJ Bell's, Satya Nadella, Kyle Rodda, Carlos Barria, Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner, Ilya Sutskever, Steve Jobs, Greg Brockman, Sunday Altman, Emmett Shear, Shear, Nadella, Jeffrey Dastin, Aditya Soni, Shivani Tanna, Bansari, Dhanya Ann Thoppil, Nivedita Bhattacharjee, Sam Holmes, Jane Merriman Organizations: U.S . Treasury, Microsoft, Economic Cooperation, REUTERS, Reuters, U.S, Thomson Locations: openai, U.S, OpenAI, Asia, San Francisco , California, Valley, San Francisco, Bengaluru
OpenAI’s Cast of Characters
  + stars: | 2023-11-22 | by ( Jennifer Korn | Paul Glader | )   time to read: +12 min
Before OpenAI, Altman was president of Y Combinator, mentoring a host of founders and expanding his network in Silicon Valley. “We are encouraged by the changes to the OpenAI board,” he wrote on X on Wednesday. Mira MuratiNamed by the OpenAI board as Altman’s interim successor on Friday, Murati was replaced by Shear before the weekend was done. In September, she joined the board of directors of Shield AI, a defense technology company building AI pilot technology for aircraft. Will HurdAfter joining the OpenAI board in 2021, Hurd was the third director to exit in 2023.
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The ousting of Sam Altman by most of OpenAI's board members appears to have badly backfired. AdvertisementThe dramatic coup by most of OpenAI's board members seems to have epically backfired. Their master plan to topple Sam Altman has failed – and it's cost them their seat at the table. Less than a week after the board pushed him out as CEO, Altman is boomeranging back to the company. His fellow previous board members were Greg Brockman, who was also chair; Ilya Sutskever, Tasha McCauley; Helen Toner; and Altman.
Persons: Sam Altman, Adam D'Angelo, OpenAI, D'Angelo, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, , Altman, he'll, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner, McCauley, Toner, Mira Murati, Emmett Shear, Sutskever, Kali Hays Organizations: Service, Microsoft Locations: OpenAI
Bret Taylor, formerly co-CEO of Salesforce, and Larry Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, will join Quora CEO and current director Adam D'Angelo, OpenAI said. Altman said in a post on X, "i'm looking forward to returning to openai." In a statement on X, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella welcomed the changes to OpenAI's board. In a post on X, Shear celebrated the late-night outcome Tuesday, which he said followed "~72 very intense hours of work." Following this show of solidarity, Altman wrote on X: "we have more unity and commitment and focus than ever before."
Persons: Sam Altman, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D'Angelo, OpenAI, Altman, Satya Nadella, Altman's, OpenAI's, Emmett Shear, Sam Altman's, Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown, Shear, Greg Brockman, Brockman, Jeffrey Dastin, Tanna, Bansari, Dhanya Ann Thoppil, Nivedita Bhattacharjee, Sam Holmes Organizations: Microsoft, U.S . Treasury, Quora, Hargreaves, Reuters, Thomson Locations: openai, San Francisco, Bengaluru
Ilya Sutskever was nowhere to be found Tuesday night at the impromptu party OpenAI staff threw to celebrate the return of Sam Altman as CEO. Sutskever was directly involved in Altman's abrupt removal as CEO last Friday by OpenAI's board, of which Sutskever was a member. With Altman now back leading the company, a new smaller board in place, and additional members imminent, staff are unsure if Sutskever will return at all. Another person familiar with both men thinks it is possible Sutskever could return and mend fences, however unlikely. Greg Brockman, OpenAI's president and another co-founder who quit in solidarity with Altman, is less magnanimous, the person said.
Persons: Ilya Sutskever, Sam Altman, Altman, Alex Weingarten, Willkie Farr, Gallagher, Ilya, Sam, Weingarten, Sutskever, OpenAI's, it's what's, Greg Brockman, Brockman Organizations: The, Business
ET, OpenAI publicly announced that it had fired Altman over concerns that he was not always truthful with the board. Sam Altman, left, appears onstage with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at OpenAI's first developer conference, on Nov. 6, 2023, in San Francisco. OpenAI’s board was also reportedly having second thoughts and considering asking the ousted CEO to return. Ultimately, Microsoft and Altman appear to be the big winners from the dust-up: Altman will continue leading the firm he helped to found. “We are encouraged by the changes to the OpenAI board,” Nadella said on X.
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The ousted leader of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is returning to the company that fired him late last week, the latest in a saga that has shocked the artificial intelligence industry. San Francisco-based OpenAI said in a statement late Tuesday: “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board" made of former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo. That emboldened a threatened exodus of nearly all of the startup's 770 employees who signed a letter calling for the board's resignation and Altman's return. “We are encouraged by the changes to the OpenAI board,” Nadella posted on X late Tuesday. How many 16-inch pizzas should I order for 778 people,” the person asks, using the number of people who work at OpenAI.
Persons: OpenAI, , Sam Altman, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Adam D’Angelo, D'Angelo, Altman, Greg Brockman, Altman's, Kevin Scott, Satya Nadella, ” Nadella, It's, Nadella, Brockman, ” Brockman, “ It’s, Emmett Shear, , ” Shear Organizations: U.S ., Microsoft Locations: San Francisco, OpenAI
Sam Altman will return as CEO of OpenAI, the startup said early Wednesday morning on X, formerly known as Twitter. The move follows immense pressure from employees and investors on the board that ousted him less than a week ago. Former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will join OpenAI's board, the Microsoft-backed startup said, with Taylor holding the chair position. Adam D'Angelo, co-founder and CEO of question-and-answer startup Quora, will remain on the board. That followed an announcement late Sunday that OpenAI had hired ex-Twitch CEO Emmett Shear as Altman's interim replacement.
Persons: Sam Altman, Salesforce, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, Taylor, Adam D'Angelo, OpenAI, Ilya Sutskever, Altman, Satya Nadella, Greg Brockman, Emmett Shear, Mira Murati, msft, Nadella, Sam, Greg, OAI Organizations: OpenAI, Twitter, Microsoft, Tiger, Sequoia Capital Locations: openai
When Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott said the company would hire hundreds of OpenAI employees and match their current compensation, some Microsoft workers were furious. For existing Microsoft workers, 2023 was a year in which they feared for their jobs and their pay. In an open letter, nearly all of OpenAI's workforce said "Microsoft has assured us that there are positions for all OpenAI employees." Scott confirmed the offer in a post on X, writing that all OpenAI employees had "a role at Microsoft" and that the software giant would match their OpenAI compensation. However, the damage to morale among some Microsoft employees has already been done.
Persons: Kevin Scott, Satya Nadella, OpenAI, Sam Altman, Nadella, he'd, Altman, Greg Brockman, Scott Organizations: Microsoft, Business
In its announcement of Altman’s firing, OpenAI claimed that Altman had been insufficiently “candid” with the board. But then hundreds of OpenAI employees, nearly the company’s entire staff, threatened to leave, potentially for Microsoft, if the company’s board didn’t resign and reinstate Altman as CEO. It’s unclear how Shear will be affected by Altman’s return. “We are encouraged by the changes to the OpenAI board,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on X. Publicly, Altman has long cautioned about risks posed by AI, and he has pledged to lawmakers and customers that he would move OpenAI forward responsibly.
Persons: Sam Altman, Bret Taylor, Adam D’Angelo, Larry Summers, , Altman, Steve Jobs, OpenAI, Kara Swisher, Nadella, Greg Brockman, Altman’s, , Emmett Shear, didn’t, Shear, , ” Brockman, Satya Nadella, Jony, CNN’s Juliana Liu, Diksha Madhok Organizations: New, New York CNN, Twitter, Microsoft, CNN, Twitch Locations: New York, OpenAI, Silicon
Sam Altman was reinstated late Tuesday as OpenAI’s chief executive, the company said, successfully reversing his ouster by the company’s board last week after a campaign waged by his allies, employees and investors. The board of directors will be overhauled, jettisoning several members who had opposed Mr. Altman. Adam D’Angelo, the chief executive of Quora, will be the only holdover. “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor (Chair), Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo,” OpenAI said in a post to X. “We are collaborating to figure out the details.
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman, Adam D’Angelo, Sam, Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, ” OpenAI, Greg Brockman, upended Organizations: Quora
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been quite a week for ChatGPT-maker OpenAI — and co-founder Sam Altman. And as he became Silicon Valley’s most sought-after voice on the promise and potential dangers of this technology, Altman helped transform OpenAI into a world-renowned startup. WHAT IS GENERATIVE AI? Unlike traditional AI, which processes data and completes tasks using predetermined rules, generative AI (including chatbots like ChatGPT) can create something new. Meanwhile, in the U.S., President Joe Biden signed an ambitious executive order last month seeking to balance the needs of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights.
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Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, attends an open dialogue with students at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan June 12, 2023. The nonprofit board overseeing the maker of the popular ChatGPT chatbot sent shock waves through Silicon Valley on Friday by abruptly firing Chief Executive Sam Altman. The trust that controls the candymaker agreed in 2016 to replace certain board members after the Pennsylvania attorney general challenged the trust's spending. Under OpenAI's bylaws, only directors can remove or elect new board members. Board members can sue other board members, either directly or on behalf of the organization, for failing to exercise their duties, said Reid.
Persons: Sam Altman, OpenAI, Issei Kato, chatbot, Satya Nadella, Alexander Reid, Darryll Jones, OpenAI's, Reid, Ilya Sutskever, Altman, Greg Brockman, Sutskever, Anthropic, Jody Godoy, Tom Hals, Matthew Lewis Organizations: Keio University, REUTERS, Microsoft, Hershey Co, Florida, M University, U.S . Internal Revenue Service, Reuters, OpenAI, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Silicon Valley, Pennsylvania, U.S, New York
Opinion | The Unsettling Lesson of the OpenAI Mess
  + stars: | 2023-11-22 | by ( Ezra Klein | )   time to read: +3 min
In my reporting, the best explanation I’ve heard for the board’s decision, as poorly communicated as it was, is that it fired Altman for the precise reason it said it fired Altman. “It would be wise to view any investment in OpenAI Global LLC in the spirit of a donation,” it warned. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, didn’t have the power to stop OpenAI’s board from firing Altman, but he did have the power to render the action hollow. He announced a new advanced innovations division, to be led by Altman (and the OpenAI president Greg Brockman, who resigned in solidarity with Altman) and staffed by any OpenAI employees who’d like to join. By Wednesday, Altman was back as chief executive of OpenAI and all but one of the board members had resigned.
Persons: I’ve, Altman, , OpenAI, Helen Toner, ” OpenAI, Satya Nadella, didn’t, Greg Brockman, weirdly, Ilya Sutskever, who’d, , Meta’s Organizations: Microsoft, Google, OpenAI
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