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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.
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Google said it will begin purging the data of inactive Google accounts in December. The company said it's deleting inactive accounts for security reasons. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementGoogle's purge of Gmail data and photos belonging to inactive accounts is set to begin on December 1. Some of the comments on X — formerly known as Twitter — surrounding the account purge were about the inactive accounts of dead friends and family.
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Emmett Shear was temporarily CEO of OpenAI in between Sam Altman's departure and return earlier this week. Business Insider offers you five things in tech that outlasted his tenure at OpenAI. AdvertisementEmmett Shear's stint as interim CEO of OpenAI might have set some sort of record. By Wednesday he was replaced by the original CEO, Sam Altman, following a series of dramatic twists and turns. AdvertisementHere are five things in the tech world that outlived his time as CEO of OpenAI:
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Sam Altman found out he was getting fired from OpenAI while he was in Las Vegas, per WSJ. He was at the Las Vegas Grand Prix when he got the news. Altman took the fateful Google Meet call with the board in his hotel room in Las Vegas, per The Journal. Altman's firing as CEO was abruptly announced by OpenAI last Friday, midway through the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix that took place from November 16 to 18. In its statement on Altman's departure, OpenAI's board said he "was not consistently candid in his communications" with them.
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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
"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.
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Wait, was Sam Altman fired over ... vibes?
  + stars: | 2023-11-22 | by ( Katie Notopoulos | )   time to read: +2 min
Sam Altman has returned to OpenAI as CEO, but the details of exactly why the board pushed him out in the first place are still a mystery. They said that Altman wasn't candid, and often got his way. From that description, it sounds like the board really couldn't pinpoint exactly what was wrong, other than some sort of ~bad vibes~. (And the board couldn't even name them!) But ultimately, they did have a point: In the end, Altman got his way.
Persons: Sam Altman, Satya Nadella, hadn't, Emmett Shear, Altman Organizations: Microsoft, Street
Emmett Shear was CEO of OpenAI for 72 hours before Sam Altman's return was announced. Bloomberg reported that Shear had participated in talks between the OpenAI board and Altman. On Wednesday, Shear said he was "deeply pleased" with Altman's return. The company announced Altman's return in a Wednesday post on X, less than a week after its board ousted him. Shear indicated that those discussions led to Altman's return.
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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
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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At his startup Log10, Bansal oversees the production of tools that third-party developers can use to build LLM-powered applications. Since the OpenAI drama unfolded, Bansal told CNBC the startup's instability was a reason customers cited. A spokesperson for OpenAI declined to comment but said the startup's services are working again following three hours of issues. One founder of an AI startup, who asked not to be named in order to discuss internal matters, said he uses multiple application program interfaces from OpenAI and has considered switching to offerings from Anthropic, the AI startup founded by former OpenAI executives with backing from Amazon and Google . The source, who previously worked alongside Shear, said Shear is "very smart" and admires his integrity.
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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.
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But in other ways, the agreement is still a watershed moment for OpenAI and the artificial intelligence field writ large. Who came out on topSam Altman: A clear winner in the whole debacle is, of course, Altman himself. With some of the apparent architects of Altman’s ouster being pushed out themselves, a casualty of the affair may be the perspectives that those board members espoused. Emmett Shear, whom the board named OpenAI’s interim CEO for all of two days, has also expressed similar worries. In the fallout of the leadership crisis, some have argued that the outcome is also a defeat for effective altruism, the movement with which some OpenAI board members are said to be affiliated.
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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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OpenAI staff reportedly celebrated Sam Altman's return with a party on Tuesday night. Dozens of OpenAI employees also took to social media to celebrate Altman's return. AdvertisementOpenAI employees celebrated Sam Altman's return on Tuesday night — and apparently some fire trucks even got involved. Altman's return comes after a five-day saga in which OpenAI ousted Altman with little public explanation and went through two more CEOs. "It's not just that we're so back," one X user @yonashav, who claims to work for OpenAI wrote.
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Sam Altman is set to return to OpenAI, with a new board in place, the company announced Wednesday. Former board members Ilya Sutskever, Helen Toner, and Tasha McCauley are out. AdvertisementSam Altman is set to return to OpenAI with a new board that includes Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and Adam D'Angelo, the company announced in an X post Wednesday. We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor (Chair), Larry Summers, and Adam D'Angelo. — OpenAI (@OpenAI) November 22, 2023The shakeup sees the departure of former board members Ilya Sutskever, Helen Toner, and Tasha McCauley.
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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.
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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."
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REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Acquire Licensing RightsNov 20 (Reuters) - OpenAI's board of directors approached rival Anthropic's CEO about replacing chief Sam Altman and potentially merging the two AI startups, according to two people briefed on the matter. The news, reported earlier by The Information on Monday, follows various reported calls to find Altman's successor days after OpenAI's board ousted him. OpenAI declined to comment and board member Adam D'Angelo did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Sunday the board offered ex-Twitch CEO Emmett Shear to be its interim chief, who accepted. By Monday, nearly all of the startup's more than 700 employees threatened to quit, including one of its executives on OpenAI's now four-person board.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Sam Altman, Dario Amodei, OpenAI's, OpenAI, Adam D'Angelo, Emmett Shear, Altman, Anthropic, Claude, Jeffrey Dastin, Urvi, Nivedita Bhattacharjee, Sam Holmes Organizations: REUTERS, Sunday, Microsoft, OpenAI, Google, Thomson Locations: San Francisco, Bengaluru
Morning Bid: Risk rally rages on
  + stars: | 2023-11-21 | by ( )   time to read: +3 min
The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, November 20, 2023. The dollar index , which measures the U.S. currency against six of its peers, fell to its lowest since Aug. 31. A Reuters poll showed analysts expect the index to continue its more-than-28% rally this year into 2024 to reach a three-decade high of 35,000 by end-June. With the economic calendar bare in Europe, the rally may fizzle out although futures indicate European stock markets are set for a slightly higher open. The spotlight will shine bright on earnings from artificial intelligence chip leader Nvidia (NVDA.O), with expectation of another blockbuster revenue forecast.
Persons: Ankur Banerjee, OpenAI, Emmett Shear, Sam Altman, Jacqueline Wong Organizations: REUTERS, Staff, Ankur, Federal, Lower Treasury, Japan's Nikkei, Nvidia, Microsoft, Reuters, Palestinian, Thomson Locations: Frankfurt, Germany, Asia, Pacific, Japan, Lower, Europe, Israel, Gaza, Canada
Emmett Shear ’s sudden appointment as OpenAI CEO late Sunday puts him at the center of high-stakes drama within the company and in the world of artificial intelligence. Shear, the co-founder of the popular videogame-livestreaming service Twitch, became OpenAI’s interim chief executive after the surprising and dramatic ouster of its former boss Sam Altman over the weekend.
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Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on Tuesday offered to match compensation for the hundreds of employees at OpenAI who are threatening to resign following Sam Altman's sudden ouster as CEO. "Know that if needed, you have a role at Microsoft that matches your compensation and advances our collective mission." But, the comment gives some clarity to what Microsoft is willing to pay employees and how many it would hire. Early Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Altman, Greg Brockman, who resigned as OpenAI's president, and their colleagues would join Microsoft as part of a new AI research group. More than 600 OpenAI employees then signed a letter to the company's board and threatened to join their former boss at Microsoft unless the members resigned.
Persons: Kevin Scott, Sam Altman's, Sam Altman, Scott, Altman, Satya Nadella, Greg Brockman, Nadella, Brockman, OpenAI, Emmett Shear, Ilya Sutskever —, — Adam D'Angelo, Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner, Sutskever, Jordan Novet Organizations: Research, Microsoft, CNBC Locations: OpenAI
Satya Nadella says Microsoft welcomes AI talent who want to leave OpenAI. "We will definitely have a place for all AI talent to come here," he said on Kara Swisher's podcast. AdvertisementMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is open to taking in AI talent who want to leave OpenAI following the ouster of its former CEO Sam Altman. Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Twitch, was named the new interim CEO of OpenAI on the same day. AdvertisementRepresentatives for Microsoft and OpenAI did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.
Persons: Satya Nadella, Kara Swisher's, Sam Altman, , Greg Brockman, Emmett Shear, Altman, Nadella, Kara Swisher, Marc Benioff, Silvio Savarese, Benioff, OpenAI Organizations: Service, Microsoft, Salesforce, Business Insider Locations: OpenAI
Satya Nadella says OpenAI should've 'consulted' Microsoft before firing former CEO Sam Altman. AdvertisementSatya Nadella says OpenAI should "at the very least" have consulted Microsoft before ousting Sam Altman given its investment in the company. The Microsoft CEO told the "On with Kara Swisher" podcast: "It's not even the money and the capital. On Monday, Nadella announced that he'd hired Altman and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman to head Microsoft's new advanced AI research team. Representatives for Microsoft and OpenAI did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider, sent outside regular business hours.
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Ex-OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was reportedly seeking billions in funds for a new firm when he was fired. Altman was fundraising to build a rival to AI chip maker Nvidia, per Bloomberg. AdvertisementFormer OpenAI CEO Sam Altman had reportedly sought billions in funding for a new chip company before being ousted. Bloomberg reported that Altman was fundraising in the Middle East for the new venture, which aimed to rival AI chip maker Nvidia. The project was reportedly intended to compete with AI chip giant Nvidia, which controls about 80% of the global AI chip market.
Persons: Sam Altman, Altman, , It's, Emmett Shear, Satya Nadella, OpenAI Organizations: Nvidia, Bloomberg, Investor, Service, Microsoft Locations: OpenAI
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